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This happened in one of the other rooms:
"Joe Paterno’s a friend that I got to know professionally, and you can’t take away the greatness of this man. He was a great man. However you analyze this, you can’t erase all that this guy’s done. You can’t do that. Nobody can do that. I think when you come out of such a tragic situation, certainly involving children and the magnitude of this in our country from a media standpoint, I anticipated really what happened. I anticipated that they would do this. You’re not going to sit back there and say, ‘Well, just things happen.’ You’re not going to do that. They’re going to be firing, and people, they’re going to make statements and they’re going to point fingers, and that’s what I anticipated a little bit. But he was a great man, a good man. I’m sure he would, maybe if he” could “do it over again he would followed up a few things. But don’t take away all this guy did, and to sit there and blame him for all this, I think is wrong."
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
[Facepalm] joe pa's name should be removed from anything and everything to do with PSU, charities, etc. Tear the statue down Sadam style
Sorry, what Paterno did was indefensible. If he covered up even one act by Jerry Sandusky and allowed JS to continue to "groom" his next victim, I believe it diminishes everything Paterno did as a coach. That's just my
Not much you can say to defend joepa.
One thing that is consistent though is a lot of people that knew him personally say he was a good man.
So I guess winning a lot of games automatically makes you a great man now?
We have now learned that Paterno was a POS that contributed to the molestation of several young boys...There is no defense for Paterno or any of the others who were in leadership at Penn St.. They should remove his name from every part of that campus. Make no mistake about it, because of his lack of action, more kids were abused!!!! It makes me sick.
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Really dumb for him to even approach the subject IMO
What he didn't do takes a whole lot away from what he did do. I admired him before this came up, but it's hard to now.
Probably because he wan't helping his buddy rape them in the PSU shower because they were a little to old for his taste.
Really stupid..Why even go there....No way you defend that pos
I wonder what Saban will say...
remember that the perpetrator and now convicted POS was and is who he is. He could have had JP just as confused and bewildered as anyone.
Guy makes a point. and I want to condemn JoePa as much as anyone....but his old butt could have been just as confused as we are into the regards as to why he didn't react.
I'm a nobody, and I'd react if I had sure-fire evidence. and i know what the Freeadhe=erqerqewkfja;lk report (take that grammar guys).
But, what if Joe Pa never had true evidence and that he felt he had done enough with alerting the staff..... it really sucks. I want to blame Joe himself, but just like most of us point out....That old codger didn't know what was going on even on his own football field for years. He just wanted the record. Even then he looks innocent....
however, the die was cast....and in no place is ignorance an allowance of a grievous miscalculation of this proportion.
Per the report, he knew what the hell was going on. Even those POS administrators were about to go the police when Joe stopped them. He was old, but his mind was in decent working condition.
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