Buh bye, Joe.
The Penn State University’s Board of Trustees announced late Wednesday night that it had ousted school president Graham Spanier and legendary head football coach Joe Paterno, amid a child sex abuse scandal under their watch involving a former assistant coach.
“These decisions were made after careful deliberations and best interests of the university as a whole,” said John Surma, vice chairman of the university board, during a news conference held following the board’s meeting.
“The past several days have been absolutely terrible to the Penn State community,” Surma said. “But the outrage is nothing compared to the physical and psychological suffering that allegedly took place.”
……Tom Bradley, an assistant coach and defensive and cornerbacks coach, has been announced as the interim head coach ahead of Penn State’s Saturday game against Nebraska.
Paterno’s former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, is accused of molesting at least eight boys between 1994 and 2009.
The status of a witness to one of the alleged acts, Mike McQueary, remains unchanged. At the time McQueary was a graduate assistant, and currently is a receivers coach for the team.
……The 84-year-old Paterno has been besieged by criticism since Sandusky was charged over the weekend with sexually abusing eight young boys between 1994 and 2009. Athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz have been charged with failing to notify authorities after an eyewitness reported a 2002 assault.
……Though Paterno is not accused of any wrongdoing, he has been questioned over his apparent failure to follow up on a report of the 2002 incident, in which Sandusky allegedly sodomized a 10-year-old boy in the showers at the team’s football complex. A witness, Mike McQueary, is currently receivers coach for the team but was a graduate assistant at the time.
Lies and cover-ups.
Two high-ranking Penn State administrators failed to report accusations of sexual abuse of young boys by a top former assistant to legendary football coach Joe Paterno, and then lied about it to a grand jury, state prosecutors said Monday.
“Their inaction likely allowed a child predator to continue to victimize children for many, many years,” State Attorney General Linda Kelly said of Athletic Director Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, the school’s senior vice president for business and finance.
Curley and Schultz appeared Monday in a Harrisburg courtroom, where a judge set bail at $75,000. They weren’t required to enter pleas but they had to surrender their passports.
They are charged with lying to a grand jury investigating former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, 67, who is accused of sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years through his charity for at-risk youth.
……The first case to come to light was a boy who met Sandusky when he was 11 or 12, and physical contact began during his overnight stays at Sandusky’s house, the grand jury said. Eventually, the boy’s mother reported the sexual assault allegations to his high school, and Sandusky was banned from the child’s school district in Clinton County. That triggered the state investigation that culminated in charges Saturday.
But the report also alleges much earlier instances of abuse and details failed efforts to stop it by some who became aware of what was happening.
Another child, known only as a boy about 11 to 13, was seen by a janitor pinned against a wall while Sandusky performed oral sex on him in fall 2000, the grand jury said.
Paterno and several others in the Penn State hierarchy knew they had a sick fuck in the campus staff that molested kids and none of them did anything about it.
Where is the hell are the parents?? There are at least eight victims, which means hell should have been raised over this as early as 1994. Only one parent brought charges, but I see no evidence of her latching onto Sandusky’s ass like a steel trap and refusing to let go until he was prosecuted.
Mike McQueary personally witnessed one of Sandusky’s molestation crimes and didn’t beat the living shit out of him?? Ditto for the janitor.
Paterno and a number of other high ranking Penn State officials hushed up Sandusky’s crimes for 15 years and never reported him to authorities. Every individual who had direct knowledge of Sandusky’s misconduct should be shit canned. As for Sandusky, a good old-fashioned castration would be a good start.
The idiots on campus decided to show their displeasure with Paterno’s firing by rioting.
Violence erupted on the campus of Penn State Wednesday night after the school’s board of trustees ousted its legendary football coach and university president in the wake of a widening child sex abuse scandal.
Riot police were deployed in State College, Pa., late Wednesday as thousands of Penn State supporters vented their anger at the firing of head football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier over the school’s handling of child sex abuse allegations against a former coaching assistant.
……At around 12:20 a.m. local time Thursday, the university issued an official police dispersal order through Facebook, warning students to vacate downtown State College immediately. It came after several violent scenes in which protesters flipped over a media van and destroyed other property.
Paterno is just as guilty as the rest of the assholes who covered for Sandusky. None of the students seem too angry over the sexual assault of kids; just the firing of those who covered it up. That tells me a lot about Penn State.
- Penn State Scandal: Why Mike McQueary Should Be Next in Firing Spree (bleacherreport.com)