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Paterno releases statement on Sandusky mess

Posted on: November 6, 2011 6:56 pm
Edited on: November 6, 2011 7:23 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Penn State head coach Joe Paterno released a statement on Sunday regarding the child sex abuse charges that were filed against his former longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky along with perjury charges against Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and vice president for business and finance Gary Schultz.

"If true, the nature and amount of charges made are very shocking to me and all Penn Staters," said Paterno in the statement. "While I did what I was supposed to with the one charge brought to my attention, like anyone else involved I can't help but be deeply saddened these matters are alleged to have occurred.


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"Sue and I have devoted our lives to helping young people reach their potential. The fact that someone we thought we knew might have harmed young people to this extent is deeply troubling. If this is true we were all fooled, along with scores of professionals trained in such things, and we grieve for the victims and their families. They are in our prayers.

"As my grand jury testimony stated, I was informed in 2002 by an assistant coach that he had witnessed an incident in the shower of our locker room facility. It was obvious that the witness was distraught over what he saw, but he at no time related to me the very specific actions contained in the Grand Jury report. Regardless, it was clear that the witness saw something inappropriate involving Mr. Sandusky. As Coach Sandusky was retired from our coaching staff at that time, I referred the matter to university administrators.

"I understand that people are upset and angry, but let's be fair and let the legal process unfold. In the meantime I would ask all Penn Staters to continue to trust in what that name represents, continue to pursue their lives every day with high ideals and not let these events shake their beliefs nor who they are."

Both Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are scheduled to turn themselves in on Monday at a district judge's office in Harrisburg.
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Since: Nov 10, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Paterno releases statement on Sandusky mess

This Sandusky guy is not human.



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:05 am
 

Paterno releases statement on Sandusky mess

DEFENDING JOE PATERNO

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/

932269-penn-sta te-and-jerry-sandusky-scandal-defen

ding-joe-paterno



Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Paterno releases statement on Sandusky mess

Perhaps NDBITES should have experienced what the 10 year old did when he was a kid. Despite my love for Penn State, Papa Jo better not be on the sidelines come this Saturday. That would be ridiculous.


da55bums
Since: Apr 5, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:57 pm
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Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Paterno releases statement on Sandusky mess

GET OVER IT.   JOE PA KNEW NOTHING.   SEE YOU AT THE FIESTA BOWL



Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Paterno releases statement on Sandusky mess

IDIOT.  HE HAS GRANDKIDS HIMSELF AND HAD THEM IN 1999.    LET THE AUTHORITIES HANDLE IT,   SOMETHING THEY DID NOT DO SINCE 1999.   JOE PA IS THE GREATEST COLLEGE COACH EVER AND WILL ALWAYS BE.    WAYZUP,   GET A LIFE AND LET IT RUN ITS COURSE.   YOU PROBABLY LIKE PITT ANYWAY.   GO JOE PA.    SEE YOU AT THE FIESTA BOWL  



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: November 8, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Paterno releases statement on Sandusky mess

If anyone has knowledge of an alledged act of child abuse has a moral obligation to report it to the police. I understand Joe Pa may have thought he was doing what he thought best by telling the AD or whatever, still doesn't excuse him of not following up. Friend or no friend, you have a duty as a human being to protect the welfare of a child. To turn a blind eye to something this serious is more disturbing to me. By doing the right thing, you may have pervented others acts of child endangerment. Right or wrong Joe Pa should step down. Joe Pa in the football sense is a GREAT head coach and a legend, but a man with grandchildren who could allow himself to even be associated with something this disgusting owes it to the University, the players, the fans, and the alledged victims. I am and will continue to be a proud Penn State Alumni and will still fly my BLUE and WHITE high.


NDbitesIT
Since: Oct 31, 2011
Posted on: November 8, 2011 1:59 pm
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Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Paterno releases statement on Sandusky mess

Any respect I had for Joe Paterno is gone & replaced with contempt & disgust.  If you're told of any incident that includes old man, "what looked like a 10 year old boy", shower, inappropriate, locker room, etc etc by an obviously distraught assistant coach....and you just refer the matter to your boss?  YOU CALL THE POLICE, JOE.  Anyone with any sense of morality CALLS THE POLICE, JOE.  

Shame on you, Joe.  Any kids Sandusky victimized from 2002 to today, you may as well have raped those kids yourself due to your inaction.  Shame on you, Joe.  My respect turned contempt - your legacy in my view is nothing to do with wins or losses but that you did nothing to help that child.  Shame on you, Joe.



Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2011 11:14 am
 

Paterno releases statement on Sandusky mess

How can anyone with one shred of decency,  one drop of honor hear an allegation like this and allow it to continue?  No matter what Paterno says now,  he maintained a relationship with this creep for another 9 years.  This is all about his "record"  he let his desire to be the all time winningest coach  overrule whatever morals he once had.  There is no lower life form than a person who abuses a child,  and anyone who knowingly allows it to go unpunished deserves the same fate.  Every member of the  Administration at PSU,  who had any inkling this was happening needs to have the decency to resign TODAY.

As for Paterno,  we need to line up and spit on his "record" 


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