View Poll Results: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

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  • He should stay, he wasn't involved.

    8 7.14%
  • He should stay, he did what his part by reporting it to somebody.

    59 52.68%
  • He should go, he didn't do enough.

    39 34.82%
  • He should go, he's ultimately responsible no matter what.

    5 4.46%
  • I have no clue. Fill me in.

    1 0.89%
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    What would you do if you found out about someone you work with who was raping children?
    If I found out in the exact same circumstances? I tell whoever told me that they needed to call the cops and then I'd ask them why they didn't have the nads to stop it.
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    If I found out in the exact same circumstances? I tell whoever told me that they needed to call the cops and then I'd ask them why they didn't have the nads to stop it.
    I would assume they didn't have the nads because they didn't give a **** - and I'd do the right thing. I wouldn't ask them to do the right thing, I would assume that responsibility and make them participate.
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    the fact that the grad student told Paterno and not the cops is relevent. If you want to blame someone for "not doing more"...blame him
    Why stop there?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I would assume they didn't have the nads because they didn't give a **** - and I'd do the right thing. I wouldn't ask them to do the right thing, I would assume that responsibility and make them participate.
    Truthfully, I would probably assume that since they stood and watched, they probably got off on it a little bit. I'd tell them that if they didn't call the cops, I was going to and I was going to accuse them of being an accessory after the fact.
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Why stop there?
    he is the one who witnessed the act. his is the ultimate responsibilty to report it.
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    Grand Jury info: http://media.philly.com/documents/Sa...resentment.pdf (WARNING: EXPLICIT)
    DON'T read it if you have a weak stomach. It's awful. I hesitate to even pass it around, but it's part of the public record, now. Paterno knew, at least to some extent. He reported it, but not to the police. A bunch of people turned a blind eye. What is wrong with people? If you see something wrong - stop it from happening!
    Holy crap. No one bothered involving the police for quite some time. A lot of heads should roll. A lot.
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    he is the one who witnessed the act. his is the ultimate responsibilty to report it.
    According to the PA law, ( and common sense), everyone who heard about it had a responsibility to inform the appropriate agencies. None of them did.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Holy crap. No one bothered involving the police for quite some time. A lot of heads should roll. A lot.

    especially McQueary's and his daddy's. but, of course, they aren't famous and don't make nearly as interesting headlines
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    If I found out in the exact same circumstances? I tell whoever told me that they needed to call the cops and then I'd ask them why they didn't have the nads to stop it.
    And you would continue to work with the perp in question as if nothing had happened?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    especially McQueary's and his daddy's. but, of course, they aren't famous and don't make nearly as interesting headlines
    Why McQueary's dad? Isn't he in the same category as Paterno in you book?
    I may be wrong.

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