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Joe Paterno has died...

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If the Sandusky story is true and it cetainly seems like it is, and Paterno turned a blind eye to it which seems likely, I'm sorry that outweighs everything he did for the good, and it's not even close.

Nobody's perfect. Take any great person in history and you'll find something they failed to do and probably aren't too proud of. The whole situation should have been solved when the shower incident was reported, something doesn't add up. There's probably a lot more to the story we don't know yet, so I can't say how badly they failed. It seems there was a cover up and I'd wager that lots of money came into play and law enforcement may have helped in keeping it buried. I just feel for all the opportunities Joe Paterno's work at Penn State has opened for students and the people he's had an impact on matter even when staring down this horrible story.

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So when he dies, do we bump this thread or start a new one?

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You think they would edit the title since he isn't dead yet.

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Zombie Pa!

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Really? You think you might be capable of hearing that little boys are being raped and being okay with it? It's terrifying that people like you are allowed to run free.

Don't attempt to act like you know me by trying to judge my character. You sir are the one celebrating the death of a man that has given more to his community than most will in their life time.

All I'm saying is that it would be an extremely difficult situation to be in to hear, what was a rumor at the time, that your friend of 30 years was molesting children.

I certainly would hope that I would do more than what Joe did, but until you are put in that situation I don't believe there is a person here that can say for certain what their actions would be.

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It is easier to have him on ignore. He's been on it for awhile for me.

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Just got an ESPN text update saying he passed.

Rest in peace.

Would love to see the Board of Trustees at Penn State charged with murder, but that's just how I feel. :(

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