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Joe Paterno has died...

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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.

Unfortunately, Joe's fall from grace didn't come from what he did for the Penn State Community. It came from what he allowed to go on for many years in other communities where those young boys, who Sandusky molested, resides.

Joe's story is a sad story of a man who had power given to him on every level but did nothing with it when faced with a dark and dirty secret. His image and the image of the school meant more to him than the welfare of those young boys. Maybe it's because many of those kids actually didn't live in the Penn State University Community. And like everything else about this sordid story, what Sandusky was doing could easily be brushed under the carpet and ignored because many of those kids didn't even have a face or name. When Sandusky was finished with them, no one heard from them again.

Anyway, God has called Joe home, so he is the only one Joe has to now answer too when that time comes.

R.I.P Joe.

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Yesterday all I could think of was that "Monty Python Holy Grail - Bring out your dead" skit.

I guess CBS actually had the scoop, just a day early.

Condolences to the Paterno family.

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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.

You sir are the one supporting a guy who was cool with child rape. I'm ashamed to be a fan of the same NFL team as you. If you don't know for a fact you would do everything in your power to stop a guy raping children you need to take a long look at what type of person you have become.

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can we change the thread title out of respect please?

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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. :(

I'm down with that if you'll let JoePa be charged with kiddie rape posthumously.

Both make just as much sense.

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Rest In Peace JoePa, I hate to see a great man go.

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And the thread title needs to be changed that's just sick

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RIP Joe Pa

Personally I think we're angry at the wrong person. Why not McQueary (sp), who didn't report it to the police himself the moment he saw it????? That's what I can't get over. It seems like the passing on of responsibility to me and Joe Pa had to take the fall for it for what he didn't do.

I'm not excusing the inability of him to follow up, rather I'm looking at the person who saw it, but only merely passed it up like he saw something minor and expect those above him to handle it. The whole situation is sad, but first I want to pay respects to Joe Pa.

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You sir are the one supporting a guy who was cool with child rape. I'm ashamed to be a fan of the same NFL team as you. If you don't know for a fact you would do everything in your power to stop a guy raping children you need to take a long look at what type of person you have become.

Read your last sentence. Realize you don't know the real details of the situation. Step away from your computer and go outside.

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It's sad that we will never get to hear his side of the story. I hope for his sake that he did not know as much as many fear.

Let his death be a reminder to people to never let personal achievement and glory blind you from making the right decisions. In life that is what truly matters....

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