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The only Catholic Priest in attendance was my uncle and they kicked him out of the priesthood in the 70's for falling in love and marrying a woman in the congregation....of all things

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I don't know if this opinion has been posted, but it sums up where I am at pretty well...

http://m.espn.go.com...storyId=8162972

Interesting...Reilly does a good job putting it into perspective.

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Even Joe himself would have agreed with the sanctions.

In 1987, the L.A. Times ran a lengthy, largely laudatory feature on Joe Paterno. Considering certain recent revelations, there are a couple quotes that are awfully intriguing.

Paterno had this to say on the SMU death penalty:

"It's unbelievable to think that kind of corruption came right from the top of the power structure. The NCAA did what it had to do."

http://deadspin.com/5928616/joe-paterno-said-some-supremely-ironic-things-to-the-la-times-in-1987

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Even Joe himself would have agreed with the sanctions.

http://deadspin.com/...a-times-in-1987

Just before he laced up his cleats, rolled up the cuffs of his slacks and led his team in an afternoon practice session, Paterno stopped to explain his love of his job.

"You are working with young people, you have a chance to influence a lot of lives and you are creating an element of happiness for a lot of people."

Doesn't appear he used his influence in the way he wanted to have us believe.

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I guess the element of happiness was extended to Sandusky as well

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good. fug them

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I still do not believe that Paterno and group "knew" or even "believed" that Sandusky was abusing kids. I believe that they convinced themselves that it was a misunderstanding and thus did not take action. This in no way excuses their inaction or attempt to make it right. Just that I believe those who are syaing that they put the program above kids are not accurate.

Now to the penalties. Yes, they were extreme. And, you can argue that they were too harsh or not harsh enough. I have no real opinion on this. However, the PSU leadership screwed up (and screwed up big time).....and now they have to pay for it. It will devastate the program for many years. However, it does show how critically important it is to do the right thing and how convincing yourself that an investigation is not needed cannot be the course of action.

I still don't believe that there was intent to cover-up a child molester...yet, their clouded judgement allowed that very thing to happen. That being said, severe penalties were warranted and they were handed down.

I hope every other big time program takes note and ensures that a "football first" mentality does not happen again.....because I will tell you that it IS Football First at every major football school. Anyone who thinks otherwise is kidding themselves.

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You and seemingly most of the PSU faithful.

smh

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I still do not believe that Paterno and group "knew" or even "believed" that Sandusky was abusing kids.

That's all well and good but you're lying to yourself and look fuging ridiculous every time you speak on the subject.

In a hearing at Dauphin County District Court today, Paterno's deposition was read in which he recounts being told by assistant coach Mike McQueary that he saw Sandusky fondling a boy.

Paterno, who is 84 and battling cancer, did not appear in court. His deposition was entered into the record.

"He (McQueary) had seen a person, an older person, fondling a young boy," Paterno testified. "I don't know what you would call it, but it was of a sexual nature. I didn't push Mike to describe it because he was already upset, but it was something inappropriate to a youngster."

"I didn't want to interfere with their weekends, (so) either Saturday or Monday, I talked to my boss, Tim Curley, by phone, saying, 'Hey we got a problem' and I explained the problem to him," Paterno said

It doesn't matter what you believe anymore. The facts are right there in front of you. Your Baghdad Bob act doesn't change the reality of the situation that the rest of us already know.

You PSUers really are a cultish brood.

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Hatter after seeing you go to bat for pedophiles and the folks who protect them I dont ever want to see you attack the morality or character of pro athletes again. Youre more concerned with Joe Pa's tarnished image then a bunch of little boys getting raped and sodomized by gray haired old men. I see why crimes against kids and abuse is so rampant in your community.

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