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    Paterno getting the boot at PennState

    Just heard on local news (home with a sinus mess) Channel 9, WCPO Cincinnati, that Paterno will not be back next season due to the sex scandal



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    Re: Paterno getting the boot at PennState

    That is a shame. While I may not be a fan of his or his team, according to the news articles I have seen, he did what he was supposed to do. It was supposedly brought to his attention and he passed the information on to those on the athletics board who were the ones who didn't take action. Should he have taken more actions himself? Where there even avenues and means for him to take other actions? These I don't know. I guess he could of also reported it to law enforcement.

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    The man was an institution at that institution, so with the amount of times things happened in the locker room as its alledged its hard for me to think he didn't have at least a feeling that something was off. And for him to know of it happening and taking the absolute bare minimum that was required to him...and then thinking nothing more of it after no action was seemingly taken...just to me speaks to character a bit. But then again, NOTHING involving college football and character EVER surprises me. This is the institution who shrugged off a coaches irresponsable obsession for an edge leading to a kid dying. Its an institution that comes down hard on kids for selling things they own, while at the same time delaying punishment to make sure the bowl game they're making a ton of money off of is still appealing.

    It stinks that a legend like Paterno is going to end his legacy on something like this, but he had the chance to make that not be the case...he could've gone to the authorities when it became obvious those above him weren't taking action with regards to Sandusky.

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    Re: Paterno getting the boot at PennState

    Not be back next season? That's not good enough, IMHO. He should be out of there before this weekend's game against Nebraska.
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    Re: Paterno getting the boot at PennState

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Not be back next season? That's not good enough, IMHO. He should be out of there before this weekend's game against Nebraska.
    i heard the incident was brought to the attention of the local prosecutor, who declined to bring charges.....if so, what more could joepa do?

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    Re: Paterno getting the boot at PennState

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    i heard the incident was brought to the attention of the local prosecutor, who declined to bring charges.....if so, what more could joepa do?
    I heard that JoePa reported it to the athletic director, but not law enforcement.
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    Re: Paterno getting the boot at PennState

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I heard that JoePa reported it to the athletic director, but not law enforcement.
    correct, what he reported to the athletic director was 'hearsay', nothing that paterno had seen or witnessed personally, is my understanding. the AD reported it to law enforcement, and the prosecutor declined to bring charges...at least that is how i have heard it.

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    Re: Paterno getting the boot at PennState

    Wow, what a shame. But, really, a lot of people kept their mouths shut about this for a long time. Predators do not change. Paterno should have fired the guy long ago, then reported him to the authorities (since he also participated in non-college youth programs). Ignoring the elephant in the room didn't turn out well.
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    Re: Paterno getting the boot at PennState

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    correct, what he reported to the athletic director was 'hearsay', nothing that paterno had seen or witnessed personally, is my understanding.
    Correct. He reported an eye witness account from a coaching assistant.

    the AD reported it to law enforcement, and the prosecutor declined to bring charges...at least that is how i have heard it.
    Odd that it'd go to a prosecutor, not the police, isn't it?

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    Re: Paterno getting the boot at PennState

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Correct. He reported an eye witness account from a coaching assistant.



    Odd that it'd go to a prosecutor, not the police, isn't it?
    something definitely isnt right with the situation, just sad that paterno will probably pay the price, have a such a storied career tarnished right at the end by this. ....if he had personal knowledge of any incidents, and didnt do anything, than he most definitely should resign.

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