Former Penn St. Pres. knew of Sandusky Investigation Months Before Arrest

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The higher-ups in Happy Valley knew all about Jerry Sandusky and the investigation surrounding him long before the national media took hold of it. The then University leader who’s been since forced to resign told his trustees about it, but no decisive action was taken.

From State College.com:

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Christmas Wish: No More Child Molesters in Sports

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Without a doubt, the news story of the year in 2011 was Penn State. Joe Paterno went from all time leader in college football victories to enabler of child rape in less than a week.

Has there ever been a fall from grace this far, this fast?

Has there ever been such a disgusting monster to hold a higher position in sports than Jerry Sandusky?

Has there ever been a more clueless set of narrow-minded idiots than the myopic subset of PSU fans who rioted/still neglect to face the truth today?

Have you ever seen a greater failure in chain of command/crisis management than Penn State University?

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Former Penn State Players Circulating Letter in Support of Joe Paterno

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Below is a letter signed by 425 former Penn State players showing support for former head coach Joe Paterno who turned 85 years old today. I was pretty surprised to see Todd Blackledge sign it. As a member of the media establishment, an establishment that has kind of condemned Paterno for his role in protecting Jerry Sandusky.

Unless you’re someone who’s Penn State blue through and through, you’re likely going to be at least somewhat upset by what you read after the jump.

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Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky Arrested, Arraigned Again

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If you thought it was disgusting and disturbing that former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was out walking around freely (as I certainly did) then you will no doubt exact a measure of satisfaction, a sense of justice from today’s news story.

I mean the guy lived across the street from an elementary school- how f***d up is that? And does/did have a wife? Who the f** marries a child molester? Then again, two women married a tree killing Alabama fan hillbilly, so I guess anything is possible.

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Amidst Scandal, Penn St DT Devon Still Quietly Having Dominant Season

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You’d be hard pressed to find an All-American college football season as obscure and overlooked as Devon Still in 2011. Sure, the pedophilia scandal at Penn State is much bigger and more important than football.

And the media is treating it as such they should. Also, leading to Still’s relative obscurity is the fact that offense sells tickets, and gets the glory. Defense is overlooked. And as well know, the PSU offense is awfully bad, with the quarterbacking and passing game phantasmagoric.

However, Still, a 6-5, 310-pound senior is getting it done for a Penn State defense that ranks third nationally in points against (13.0 per game), trailing only Alabama and LSU.

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Penn State Gets Ex-FBI Director to Lead Internal Investigation

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On Friday, the NCAA said they would launch their own investigation into the Penn State pedophilia scandal. This will accompany the criminal investigation into the allegations against Jerry Sandusky. And then there’s the internal investigation by Penn State University itself.

Former FBI director Louis Freeh was named Monday as the leader of that investigation.

According to the AP, Freeh’s inquiry

“will go as far back as 1975, a much longer period than a grand jury report issued earlier this month.

Freeh was named Monday to oversee the university board of trustees’ internal investigation into the abuse allegations that ultimately led to the ouster of longtime football coach Joe Paterno and university President Graham Spanier.

Freeh said his goal was to conduct a comprehensive, fair and quick review. His team of former FBI agents, federal prosecutors and others has already begun the process of reading the grand jury report and looking at records.”

 

We know the NCAA investigation may not have a lot of teeth. So it’s good to see that there is a former “G man” leading the school’s internal investigation. I also have faith justice will be served as the Federales will get down to business as they work on their case against the school.

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Penn State Beats Ohio State in “Scandal Bowl;” Tom Bradley’s 1st W

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Interim Penn State Head Coach Tom Bradley told the media at his postgame press conference:

“This win isn’t about me; it’s about the players and this team. I don’t think any team in the history of college football has been through so much in such a time period and to hang in there and fight their way through it is great.”

And to some extent he has a point, the players are pretty much collateral damage in the Penn State scandal; they are made to suffer somewhat though they have done no wrong on their own. However, to a larger, more relevant extent: Mr. Bradley, would you like some cheese with that whine? Boo Effing Hoo, now is not the time to try and elicit sympathy for you and your bunch.

There are bigger issues and vastly more victimized people to think about right now.

Bradley has not come off very well in most of his media appearances since the scandal broke. If anything, he comes off almost as delusional and stuck in the insulated, egocentric PSU bubble as Paterno, Schultz, Curley et al.

But he did get his first win as Penn State Head Coach today.

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#21 Penn State vs. Ohio State: Brutally Honest Game Preview

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Last week, the Penn State Nittany Lions played their first game after the biggest story is sports history unfolded on their campus. It led to their first Big Ten loss of the season. This week they’ll take to the road for the first time in the wake of the PSU pedophilia scandal, and face the team they knocked off the front page of the college football scandal sheet- the Ohio State Buckeyes.

There are four big traditional powers in the Big Ten, two of which (these two right here) are going to be down for awhile as they are programs in disarray. Of course, the level of disarray and the fallout yet to come is a million times worse at PSU.

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Penn State Scandal Reaches South Park (Video)

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Well, that didn’t take long. You knew America’s most irreverent and possibly most polarizing satirists were going to weigh in on the Penn State scandal much sooner rather than later.

I recommend that you watch the rerun of last night’s episode of South Park on Comedy Central! Check your digital listings guide and DVR it! It was hilarious; not just because of the Penn State jokes, but the white trash jokes- which were much funnier actually.

It’s sad that most of the people I know don’t use the term “white trash” anymore. Maybe they’re more PC than I am; maybe they’re like an alarmingly high number of people in this country- trying to emulate “Jersey Shore” and therefore become white trash themselves, but whatever the reason, the term is dying.

SO GLAD to see South Park reviving it. See Chris Rock’s bit on the dwindling of the N word/how he likes to still use the word in spite of that, and you’ll understand why I cling to using the term “white trash,” because I’m surrounded by it almost everywhere I go.

Back to PSU and South Park, watch a snippet after the jump.

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Penn St. Scandal Link Bank 11-16-11: Sandusky, McQueary, JoePa

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As you no doubt heard, Mike McQueary, who might have possible whistle-blower status in the Penn St. scandal, is in a secure location. This is because he’s received death threats for so-called “ratting out” Joe Paterno; which reminds us how backwards and unthinking so many people are. Anyways, it surfaced yesterday that McQueary claims he did go to the police, contradicting earlier reports from the grand jusry testimony.

CBS had an exclusive with him, and it bombed massively.

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Penn St. Scandal: Guest Post By the Wisconsin Attorney General

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The Penn State pedophile scandal has dominating the headlines for the past week, and it should. This is much more than the biggest story in college football or even sports history. Joe Paterno could be one of the biggest falls from grace in American history. Therefore, the media overkill is justified, and it’s just getting warmed up.

That said I am honored, no make that HONORED to have received message from the office of the Attorney General in the great state of Wisconsin, and I present to you this guest post, directly from Madison, WI and Att. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen

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Second Mile President Steps Down, Paterno Name Removed from Big 10 Trophy

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The Second Mile, the charity at the center of the child sex-abuse charges against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is obviously in major turmoil right now. And also in transition.

Today the current president resigned, saying he hoped his leave would help restore faith in their mission. The charity also announced it had hired Philadelphia’s longtime district attorney as its new general counsel.

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