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joe paterno and the sociological relevance of scandal

Joe Paterno is back in the news.  It looks bad. The whole thing, of course, is disgusting and terrible and just incredible sad. If there is a charitable way to understand Joe Paterno, I think it is via the Catholic understanding of “scandal,” which is not actually only about something bad and embarrassing happening, but […]

Joe Paterno Did Some Good, But He Also Covered Up For A Sexual Predator

Penn State Truthers. That’s what I call the rabid fans that can’t bring themselves to shed the image of former coach Joe Paterno being a saint among men. Yes, Paterno won a lot of football games, but he also apparently knew about the abusive proclivities of assistant coach Jerry Sandusky going back all the way to 1976. Cartoon by Rob Tornoe.

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Former Penn State AD Timothy Curley Pleaded The Fifth To Nearly Every Question He Was Asked

last monthSports : Deadspin

The last question that former Penn State Athletic Director Timothy Curley gave a real answer to in a June 2015 deposition regarding his alleged protection of Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky was, “Are you currently employed?” He responded, “No,” and then refused to answer whether or not he was the AD. Read more...

Flag On The Play: Victim Claims Joe Paterno Knew Of Pervy Sandusky’s Pedo Ways Back In 1976

Joe Paterno Knew Of Jerry Sandusky’s Pedo Ways Back In 1976 A victim claims former Penn State coach Joe Paterno knew of Sandusky’s pedo ways back in 1976 after coming to him about an alleged sexual assault in a shower

If Public Knew How Wrong These ‘Joe Paterno Knew’ Headlines Are There Would Be Riots

last monthNews : Mediaite

I have seen a ton of “Media Malpractice” in my career, but there is nothing I have endured which compares to what we are witnessing today...

Midday open thread: Serena Williams, Chelsea Manning, and Joe Paterno

Today’s comic  Chelsea Manning is “glad to be alive” following a suicide attempt. How teachers can encourage cross-racial friendships: Teachers who build supportive atmospheres "[allow] students to get to know one another across differences," Cappella says. Show More Summary

Man Alleges Joe Paterno Heard Of Abuse By Jerry Sandusky In 1976

last monthNews : The Two-Way

A man says at 14 he was sexually abused by Sandusky; he says Paterno knew, and brushed it off. The late Penn State coach told a grand jury he first heard of allegations against Sandusky in 2001.

Penn State’s Paterno knew of Sandusky abuse in 1976: deposition

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was told by a 14-year-old boy in 1976 that he had been sexually assaulted by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky but ignored the complaint, according to court documents unsealed on Tuesday in a Philadelphia court. The alleged attack occurred long before a 1998...

New Testimony Reveals Joe Paterno Knew About Jerry Sandusky Child Sex Abuse

An alleged victim of Jerry Sandusky testified in court on Tuesday that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno ignored his claims of sexual abuse in 1976, when he was just… READ ON

Joe Paterno’s legacy was permanently tarnished in the span of just a few days

Joe Paterno coached football at Penn State for 46 seasons, winning 24 bowl games and two national titles. But in the span of five November days in 2011, his career was over and his legacy permanently tarnished because of accusations that he knew Jerry Sandusky, his former top defensive assistant, had been molesting young boys, […]

Abuse victim claims Joe Paterno ignored '76 sexual abuse complaint against Jerry Sandusky

Penn State coach Joe Paterno was told by a teen boy in 1976 that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had molested him in the shower but responded that he didn't want to hear about it and had "a football season to worry about," according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. The man identified...

Joe Paterno, Greg Schiano Were Allegedly Aware of Jerry Sandusky's Abuse at PSU

Previously sealed court documents released Tuesday allege former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno knew about sexual abuse claims against former assistant Jerry Sandusky as early as 1976. According to the Associated Press, the...Show More Summary

Greg Schiano, Tom Bradley knew of Jerry Sandusky abuse at Penn State, documents show

  Former Penn State assistant coaches Greg Schiano and Tom Bradley knew that Jerry Sandusky, their colleague on Joe Paterno’s football staff, was acting improperly with young boys years before law enforcement authorities were first notified, according to testimony from former Penn State assistant Mike McQuery that was unsealed Tuesday by a Philadelphia court. McQueary, […]

Beloved sports coach ignored sexual abuse of children

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Court documents show that famed Pennsylvania State University football coach Joe Paterno knew that convicted child molester, and former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky was sexually abusing children, Paterno turned a blind eye as...Show More Summary

Unsealed Court Docs: Joe Paterno Knew About Sandusky Child Abuse in 1976

Gets worse and worse for the now deceased longtime Penn State coach Joe Paterno as shocking court documents were unsealed and revealed on Tuesday. According to a 2014 testimony made public Tuesday in a Philadelphia court, Paterno was tipped off about Sandusky and improper abuse of children by Sandusky and completely ignored it. Via NYDailyNews: The […]

Paterno "Just Walked Away" After Being Told of Sandusky Abuse in 1976, Alleged Victim Testified

Newly unsealed testimony details a previously reported claim that a 14-year-old boy told former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been sexually abused by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky; other alleged victims...Show More Summary

“I Have a Season to Worry About”

Joe Paterno, moral giant of our age: A newly unsealed report from a risk-management expert found six different instances where sexual abuse allegations against former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky were either witnessed by other coaches or reported to university officials, including a 1976 allegation where one alleged victim made a report directly to head coach […]

Joe Paterno and Penn State legacies hit again in court

last monthNews / Crime : Crimesider

An expert on sex abuse settlements testified that Paterno may have known of abuse since 1976, and the school likely paid to quiet the scandal

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