Paterno and Sandusky, the blind ignorance of College Athletics and hosting of criminal abuses

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posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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Everyone knows Jerry Sandusky gets his sentence on Oct 9, or there about. Sandusky will likely be in solitary confinement, because all the other prisoners don't like child molesters. He'll get so many years that he'll never be a free man again. How is it the goof-ball took the entire colledge system for a ride and the head coach did near nothing?

The big question is, with doctors under the obligation to report child abuse of any type, just how did Penn State become the support system for a pedophile.

The New Yorker provides some clues to the total dysfuncationality of the college management in dealing with serious problem, and especially the lack of ethics of the head coach to take on the moral delimma.




www.newyorker.com...

In Plain View
How child molesters get away with it

Tim Curley and Gary Schultz currently face criminal charges. Graham Spanier was forced out of office last November, a few days after the grand-jury indictment of Sandusky was released. At the same time, someone came to Paterno’s house with an envelope.

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Paterno died two months later.



edit on 18-9-2012 by MagnumOpus because: The Ugly side of incompetent sports management.




posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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'The lack of ethics' is a virus like problem that's in every facet of society. As for how this went unchecked, it's simple, you live in a culture where profit is the most important thing. There are no ethics anywhere if profit is all that matters.



posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 09:30 PM
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What's criminal is that athletics takes precedence over academics at many schools.



posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 03:16 AM
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Originally posted by elevenforty4
'The lack of ethics' is a virus like problem that's in every facet of society. As for how this went unchecked, it's simple, you live in a culture where profit is the most important thing. There are no ethics anywhere if profit is all that matters.


Yes, very true as the like problems with Sandusky carried over to religion with the theme of Priests exploiting kids they were trusted to protect.

In the church, the imagage was protected to make money and the big deal at Penn State was again money and avoid scandals.

In the end, after considerable efforts on the part of many the truth was forced into plain view.

What one finds is, be it churches or Penn State, that criminal conduct was endorsed and covered up by those in charge and they all needed to walk the plank, including board members and Chancellors and Presidents of Universities.

Good Observation !!



posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 03:18 AM
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Originally posted by rtyfx
What's criminal is that athletics takes precedence over academics at many schools.



Yes, I agree. Athletic's big money games of running an entertainment show isn't about education and in fact the hard knocks in sports actually damages mental ability to learn. The two certainly should not ever have been allowed to mix.



posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:57 PM
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The Saga of the Penn State mess continues with what appears the retaliation attempts of the University to get the fella that called attention to Sandusky.

This always tends to happen in sports, as they don't care about right and wrong, but only about how to keep the money flowing. A very similar thing happens in religions to keep up a spirit derived from false ideals.

This is the story of Mike McQueary and the lawsuit for whistleblower type protection for his reporting criminal acts, which is appeared a large part of how these problems continue and grow into monsters.




aol.sportingnews.com... -grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl5%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D214308

Mike McQueary files whistleblower lawsuit vs. Penn State

The lawsuit discloses that shortly after Sandusky was charged, the university's then-president, Graham Spanier, met with athletic department staff inside the university's football stadium and expressed his support for athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz, who had been charged with perjury and failure to properly report suspected child abuse in the Sandusky case. Spanier also issued a public statement with the same message.

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The lawsuit said McQueary, placed on administrative leave Nov. 11, learned his contract was not being renewed, meaning he was no longer a university employee, from a news conference held in July by the university's new president, Rodney Erickson. He said his salary last year was $140,000 and his future earnings as a coach would amount to at least $4 million.

He alleges he was let go because he cooperated with investigators, testified at the preliminary hearing for Curley and Schultz and is expected to be a prime witness against them at trial. He wants reinstatement, a bowl bonus he lost while on leave, legal fees, back pay and benefits through the Sandusky trial, among other things.




This sort of intimindation and cover up issue is common on lots of criminal issues, and the tendency of sports people to tell lies appears all too often. A lesser case was the huge lies of Coach Bruce Pearl that drew in all his coaching staff and eventually got all them fired and tied into the Atheletic Director, Mike Hamilton, leaving due to the heat he was getting for continual screw ups.

There will be more to come on Penn. State and Oct. 9 will be the Sandusky sentencing being released.

edit on 3-10-2012 by MagnumOpus because: The ulgy side of sporting spirit that leads to telling lies and attacks against those speaking truth



posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 10:01 AM
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The News on the Jerry Sandusky Sentence hit early this morning.




abcnews.go.com...


Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to at Least 30 Years

Jerry Sandusky was sentenced Tuesday to at least 30 years in prison — effectively a life sentence — in the child sexual abuse scandal that brought shame to Penn State and led to coach Joe Paterno's downfall.

A defiant Sandusky gave a rambling statement in which he denied the allegations and talked about his life in prison and the pain of being away from his family.

Three victims spoke, often fighting back tears. One looked Sandusky in the eyes at times.




It would appear that school spirit and religious spirit can easily get into the issues of sexual abuse, but it the sports rituals or the rituals of the church.





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