Feds subpoena Penn St. Univ in Sandusky case; seek financial records

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It looks like things are finally getting done in the Penn State Jerry Sandusky child rape case. Now the Federal officials are stepping in and turning the wheels, overriding the inactivity that we’ve seen from the state and local levels.

From the AP:

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Jerry Sandusky Watched Paterno’s Last Game in Beaver Stadium President’s Box!

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There really is no way to describe just how much Jerry Sandusky truly was an integral part of the Penn State program. Even up to the final days before his arrest, and the media sensation exploded, Sandusky was a college football institution in State College, long after his retirement.

From the Patriot News:

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Penn State Still Nowhere Close to Finding New Coach

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Forget all those rumors you’ve heard about who is to be the successor to Joe Paterno at Penn State. Eric Mangini? Nah, not gonna happen. They’re no more closer to finding their new college football coach today than on the day Paterno was fired.

Penn State’s acting Athletic Director David Joyner said during a Ticket City Bowl public event in Dallas that the search to replace Joe Paterno will be extensive.

They imposed an artificial arbitrary deadline of January 3rd for finding their new leader. The school admitted a couple days ago that they have no chance of making that deadline. The latest name to pop up in PSU coaching rumors in Rutgers’ Greg Schiano.

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Joe Paterno’s 1992 Letter to College Presidents Reeks of Fraud

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Given what kind of year it’s been for Penn State, Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno, this old letter I saw republished on Athlon seems perfect for revisiting.  Sandusky looks guilty as sin for the crimes alleged against him, and Paterno looks like the complete opposite of the man who was named Sports Illustrated “Sportsman of the Year” in 1986.

Think about that for a second, the man who had his name removed from the Stagg Big Ten Championship trophy in disgrace last month was once named “Sportsman of the Year.”

This is an open letter Paterno wrote to the college presidents commission in 1992 regarding the importance of integrity and and the role that coaches play in helping provide for the welfare of young people.

Yes, he’s giving advice on these topics- a man who helped enable child rape.

I hope you enjoy the unintentional dark comedy.

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Mike McQueary Told Paterno he Witnessed “Extremely Sexual” Acts by Sandusky

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Yesterday the embattled Mike McQueary gave his testimony at the preliminary hearing for two Penn State officials (former Athletic Director Tim Curley and V.P. Gary Schultz) charged with lying to the grand jury investigating sex crimes by Jerry Sandusky.

The former Penn State coach and recruiting coordinator appears to no longer be with the program, but his testimony to be very key to this case.

McQueary claims that less than 12 hours after he witnessed Sandusky with his arms wrapped around a young boy, molesting him in a locker room shower, he went to Joe Paterno‘s home, sat at his kitchen table and told him he’d seen something “way over the lines and extremely sexual in nature.”

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Alleged Child Molestor Jerry Sandusky Actually Has Supporters

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A few years ago I attended a play about Benedict Arnold. Being a Revolutionary War buff, I enjoy these kinds of things, but I had no idea the theme and moral of the stage show would influence my future writing as much as it does. The play went through the story of how Arnold stabbed the American colonists in the back by giving up Fort Ticonderoga to the British.

Specifically, the play focused on why he did it: Arnold felt he was repeatedly passed over for promotions that he believed he deserved, he kept putting up his own front money for his army and going broke, the Colonial regulars didn’t reimburse him, he had a young mercenary trophy wife who was demanding, you get the idea.

The point is the man is deservedly synonymous with the concept of “TRAITOR!” for the length of American history. So we only know him as pure evil, but there’s always another side to the story.

Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, the right hand man to Joe Paterno is an alleged child rapist. If guilty of what he’s accused (and I believe he’s guilty as sin, I’ll be extremely outraged if the Pennsylvania courts let him walk) then he really is the lowest form of human life; a disgusting vile subcreature.

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Paterno Testimony: Would Have done more but didn’t want to Ruin A.D.’s Weekend

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Joe Paterno gave a testimony before the grand jury investigation of Jerry Sandusky back in January. Today, it was read into the state record as Paterno himself was unable to attend due to his broken pelvis and lung cancer. Also,  Paterno was not legally mandated to appear at today’s hearing.

He was of course fired from his head coaching job five days after Sandusky was charged with several dozen counts of child sex abuse and former athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz were charged with lying to a grand jury about a report of rape in 2002. The A.D. and V.P. both resigned.

(BREAKING: Penn State QB Matt McGloin hospitalized after fight with teammate WR Curtis Drake)

Read aloud during the hearing today, Paterno’s testimony lasted 6 minutes in court.

Here are some excerpts from the Patriot News:

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Jerry Sandusky Denied Coaching Job Last Year; Harassed College

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The big news today concerning Former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was how he stunned a packed courtroom by backing out of a preliminary hearing at the last minute, avoiding a face-to-face confrontation with accusers.

Sandusky pleaded not guilty and vowed afterward to “stay the course, to fight for four quarters.”

He waived his right to a preliminary trial, and decided to let the case go straight to trial.

But more overlooked, and very important is the fact that Sandusky applied to be a college football coach, on a volunteer level, just last year. And he was denied because he left out the fact that he was being investigated on the application forms.

And then when he was denied he couldn’t just leave the college alone.

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Penn State Actually Believed Urban Meyer was Coming to Them

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Urban Meyer to Ohio State was a done deal long before it was announced yesterday. In Columbus, it was public knowledge in about Late September to early October. Yet, people who live in the Penn State bubble actually believed Meyer would come to this program, even after the pedophile scandal broke, and the sky fell in on the program. Sure, many more denizens of Creepy Valley believed he was coming to PSU before the Sandusky news broke than after. But this headline from Penn Live.com shows you just how delusional and insulated so many people in PSU nation really are.

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Kentucky Wildcats Destroy Penn State Basketball 85-47

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As the Penn State scandal has engulfed the nation, most of America is rooting against Penn State in every game they play. At least in college football. When it comes to the college basketball program, not many have anti-PSU vitriol.

However, the 3-1 Nittany Lions men’s hoops team did suffer their first loss of the young season today; and did so in extremely graphic fashion. It was their largest margin of defeat in seven years.

PSU missed 25 straight shots and shot just 16% in the first half as #2 Kentucky Wildcats (3-0) jumped to a 47-15 halftime lead before cruising to an 85-47 victory in the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-off Tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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