All of Sandusky's victims are adults now. Do I blame them personally? No, but they had a lot more knowledge of what Sandusky was up to than Joe Paterno, who got a hazy account of it from a graduate assistant.
Had any of them come forward sooner it would have saved the rest of them. It was the most recent victim that came forward alone who prevented further abuse.
So Paterno witnessed the rape now?
McQueary didn't report what he saw to the Head of University Police, who had jurisdiction over the area where the event occured? Oh wait, he did, and now Gary Schultz, head of University Police, has been charged with perjury.
Guess who State College Police would have referred McQueary to had he called them? You guessed it, University Police.
Your opinion is lacking because you clearly don't know the facts of the case. A lot of that has to do with hack job reporting, like what Mark Weidmer has done in this article, so I can't completely blame you, but if you want to comment on an issue you should properly inform yourself.
You wouldn't trust your kids with me? Cool story. I don't know you and am not licensed for child care. That's probably good enough reason not to leave your kids with me.
Once again, the facts of the case have not been presented yet. It is hasty of the general public and completely irresponsible of journalists to inject speculation into what is known to have occurred. I'm sure you'd love it if something like this happened to you, everyone in the local media skewered you for not doing enough, then the facts came out and you actually had. I'm sure you wouldn't sue for damages at that point, because as you've proven here, you don't care about letting the facts come out.
how could i skewer Mark Wiedmer? He made a libelous statement:
"And once knowing, how could he have done the bare minimum, passing the information on to someone higher up the food chain rather than going directly to the police?
We know why -- to protect the reputation of Penn State football."
He can't possibly know this to be truth and he put it in print.
Dottie Sandusky may not have known? Her husband had a special room in the basement for the boys he brought over while she was there, one of whom testified that he screamed for help. Sure, she had no idea.
There are plenty of feet to lay the blame at least of which is a person who received 2nd hand testimony to an event and did what was required of him by reporting it to his superiors. Had this person not been Joe Paterno, it wouldn't be a big deal, note the lack of uproar over Gary Schultz's involvement even though he perjured himself in his Grand Jury testimony.
The earliest victims could have come forward at some point to spare later victims. The DA who was handed Sandusky on a silver platter in 1998 could have pressed charges. Anyone at the Second Mile who basically pimped these kids out to Sandusky could have raised suspicions. The school teacher who witnessed Sandusky "wrestling" with one of the victims could have said something. Dottie Sandusky could have done the right thing. Sandusky's adopted son, whom he molested, could have turned on him sooner. Where's the uproar over these individuals who had far far more to do with this situation. That's right. They're not national figureheads, so stories about them wouldn't result in advertising dollars for those in the media.
take umbrage with university protocol that required he report in the manner he did. mcqueary testified that paterno did in fact follow up and was told that the situation had been resolved. should he not trust his bosses that they had taken care of the situation?
paterno and mcqueary were state witnesses who did their job as required by law. what precedent does it set that these two men are for some reason the most reviled by most in the media and some in the court of public opinion? do you think that seeing the results of how those who report child abuse will be treated will persuade or dissuade those that come across it in the future to come forward?
everyone is against child rape. you and the media don't have to trip over yourselves to prove to anyone and everyone that you're against it. the facts of the case have not been given yet, so you and Mark should do yourselves a big favor and not make assumptions about details that you couldn't possibly have knowledge of, it opens you up for litigation.
See the kind of moronic thinking you spread when you print articles like this, Mark?
Paterno was a state witness, what was he going to prison for? He died of cancer, not any of this romantic broken heart or guilt crap the media writes about
Get your facts straight Mark. The incident reported by Mike McQueary occurred in 2001, not 2002. Lazy journalism.
The 1998 incident after which sandusky was caught on tape wishing he was dead, WAS INVESTIGATED BY POLICE. The DA decided not to press charges.
How is reporting second hand information to your superiors, including the Head of University Police, which he is required to do by the School instead of going to outside authority, doing the bare minimum? Joe Paterno was not a witness. Guess who was a witness for the State in their investigation? Joe Paterno. Guess who has been charged with perjury? The men he reported the incident to.
Stick to writing about things you have a grasp on, SEC football and the Braves.
I hope you like being sued for libel, Mark. I've referred your article to the attorneys for the Paterno family. Enjoy!
yeah, Hart pretty much has to say that, otherwise it looks like he wishes he was gone, but he's stuck with him, which sends a bad message.
a respectable record will be important next year, but the thing I most want to see is a change from the current approach. as was mentioned about a month ago, the 'fire' system needs to be scrapped, it doesn't work at this level. also, it would be nice to bring in an offensive minded assistant, or Coach Shulman needs to shift some focus that direction.
and i wish that his RPI record would be reported instead of or along with his "overall" record
Coach Shulman is well under .500 when the gimmes are taken out of the equation
RE: the retention of Coach Shulman
"Hart said finances did not factor into his decision. "