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%
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    I think he did what he was required by law to do. Whether he stays or goes makes no difference to me, he did what he had to do, arguing that he should have done more is a judgement call, not a legal call.
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I think he did what he was required by law to do. Whether he stays or goes makes no difference to me, he did what he had to do, arguing that he should have done more is a judgement call, not a legal call.
    you can argue that he should step down for moral reasons but you cannot argue that he should be fired because he "didn't do enough"
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    you can argue that he should step down for moral reasons but you cannot argue that he should be fired because he "didn't do enough"
    I can argue that he ought to step down, simply because he's 85 and it's time to retire already. Has nothing to do with this case.
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    I must say that I agree with Oscar in some ways here...

    I've been wondering how the guy who apparently SAW AN INCIDENT OCCUR did not at least TRY to intervene.

    HOW IS THAT ****ING POSSIBLE.


    Hell, I'm only like 5'6", and in that situation I'd be sorely tempted to try beating this insult to pond scum Sandusky to a pulp.

    I might fail.

    But...damnit, I'd try.
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    I must say that I agree with Oscar in some ways here...

    I've been wondering how the guy who apparently SAW AN INCIDENT OCCUR did not at least TRY to intervene.

    HOW IS THAT ****ING POSSIBLE.


    Hell, I'm only like 5'6", and in that situation I'd be sorely tempted to try beating this insult to pond scum Sandusky to a pulp.

    I might fail.

    But...damnit, I'd try.
    Agreed, if I saw someone anally raping a 10 year old in the shower, I'd put a stop to it, if I had to grab a baseball bat and swing for the stands with his head. I wouldn't sit there watching, then report it. If someone came to me and told me that's what they'd done, I'd immediately be suspect of the story, normal people don't work that way. Now I wasn't there, I don't know what was said, I might have done the same thing, especially not being an eyewitness and not having anything but second hand accusations to report to the police. I'd have recommended that the eyewitness go to the cops though.

    I think people are blowing this whole thing out of proportion by reacting emotionally rather than thinking it through.
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Fact is Paterno was told and he did the absolute minimum. He is the one with the most power on campus and the highest paid employee. He doesn't work for them. They work for him and adore him, he calls the shots. Technically it was his job to pass the info on to the athletic director, but he had a moral responsibility to do so much more. That's as simple as it is.

    He should have advised McQueary to go to the police immediately and he should have made sure he did. I would've told him to get in my car and take him there myself. Once the report was made to the Police he should have then informed the athletic director.

    I would not have let something like that go. Ever. I would've been all over it. Constantly in contact with the Police/Authorities to see where they were at. I would have insisted that the accused be supsended (with pay) while the investigation was underway. I would have threatened to go to the media unless that was agreed with.

    He had ALL the power and there was so much more he could've done and yet he chose not to.
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I can argue that he ought to step down, simply because he's 85 and it's time to retire already. Has nothing to do with this case.
    true .
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    To all you people who see blood in the water and want to lynch Coach Paterno, argurely the greatest coach in the history of NCAA football (409 wins) he should definitely stay....He committed no crime.....He reported the abuse to the AD which is what is required of him...The AD or his superior notified the police in 1999....If anyone is guilty it is the Police who did nothing.
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    To all you people who see blood in the water and want to lynch Coach Paterno, argurely the greatest coach in the history of NCAA football (409 wins) he should definitely stay....He committed no crime.....He reported the abuse to the AD which is what is required of him...The AD or his superior notified the police in 1999....If anyone is guilty it is the Police who did nothing.
    I thought the reported incident took place in 2002...
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    Re: Should Joe Paterno stay or go?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    To all you people who see blood in the water and want to lynch Coach Paterno, argurely the greatest coach in the history of NCAA football (409 wins) he should definitely stay....He committed no crime.....He reported the abuse to the AD which is what is required of him...The AD or his superior notified the police in 1999....If anyone is guilty it is the Police who did nothing.
    that's what I don't get. people saying that because he did not personally call the police, he did nothing. or he tried to cover it up.
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