Did Paterno Die of a Broken Heart?

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  1. jtrain_36

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    Yes I do, they wanted to fire him about 10 years ago. JoePa simply said no to that and kept on coaching. He was the man in Happy Valley and anything he said was the truth. That's why there's so many idiots in Pennsylvania still defending him after this situation. They're putting football before the safety of children. Plus, it may not be his irresponsibility per se, but wouldn't you want someone in his situation to do more if it was your child that got abused?
     
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  2. Cindysphinx

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    Paterno may have been depressed because of an investigation about why he didn't do enough to prevent children from being raped, causing his cancer to accelerate?

    I don't need any fancy medical theories to explain that one.

    I'm going with "Karma."
     
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  3. TennisMaverick

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    First of all, my kids traveled the subway everyday to the UES to go to school by themselves at 10 years old when NYC was no where near as safe as is today. Thus, there is no way that either of my kids BS meters would have been anywhere near that bad to get caught-up in that situation. They would have run way before, just from the wrong look, because they knew better. I didn't need anyone to help protect my children; they could protect themselves. PERIOD. You want to blame someone besides the perp, Sandusky? Blame the child's mother and father for not properly training their child to recognize evil. The child is a victim, no doubt about it; but the parents are culpable.

    Secondly, Paterno did not witness the act. Anything he does or says is hearsay. If I'm his attorney, I advise him to report what his subordinate told him to his own superior, and then, get on to coaching football.
     
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  4. jtrain_36

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    Yes, let's all look the other way while a monster rapes kids because we need to win at football. Great attitude!
     
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  5. TennisMaverick

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    Has nothing to do with football. It has to do with the law and what you get paid to do. Do I need to write it in a different way for you to understand, or will you keep misinterpreting what my POV is? Did you even understand what I wrote? How is Paterno responsible for Sandusky's behavior? How is Paterno or anyone else responsible for the kid's negligent parents? How is whatever a non-witnesses testimony any thing other than hearsay?
     
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  6. jtrain_36

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    He's definitely responsible for allowing Sandusky to continue his crimes against children on the Penn St. campus. Also, most of these kids didn't have parents which is why they were being "helped" by the Second Mile, which is Sandusky's charity. He used his authority with the charity and his buddy JoePa to lure kids into Penn St. building on so called visits to the campus where he then took advantage of said kids. How do you not get the Paterno is responsible for what goes on in his football facilities?
     
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  7. TennisMaverick

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    I get what happens on a college/university campus because I've been on staff at five different ones. I am not Paterno, but I always brought in the greatest amount of revenue to the department, so I had an inordinate amount of clout for a tennis coach. When in the position of head tennis coach, I look after the facility, but I am only responsible for it when my players are on it.

    Paterno had nothing to do with the charity. In fact, he dumped Sandusky because of the distraction of being involved with the charity.
     
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  8. Steady Eddy

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    You nailed it!

    So many could have been saved if Paterno had a minimal conscience. Instead he liked to appear to have integrity, and wasn't going to upset things. Musta figured, "We got away with it this long, maybe we'll never get caught." Well, you thought wrong, Joe, and now you'll forever be infamous.

    P.S. Penn State students have messed up priorities too. Pedophiles aren't "OK", if they help you win games. Got that?
     
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  9. jimanuel12

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    i agree, i really don't think he was aware of the ******* that was on his staff. joe was back stabbed, dishonored by the media (they love to bring people down - except their bleeding heart liberal friends of course).
    i said the same thing that he would not live long after they fired him.
    he was a good man - just caught up in a scandal that he had no part in - he did not know what was going on. do you really think that he would have let that kind of thing go on right under his nose? i don't think so.
    everyone else trying to save their own ***.
     
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  10. Steady Eddy

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    ^^One struggles so much to understand how people react to reports. I'm aware that the catholic church would simple move such priests to new locations.

    Paterno chose to not let Sandusky bring kids to the locker room anymore. ? So does that mean that Paterno thought he was a rapist, or he wasn't a rapist...I don't get it. Why not try to find out what's going on? Everyone went "ho hum". And as a result, so many more kids got raped, due to all these Penn State people's negligence. No wonder so many people don't want to say, "Oh, that's ok."
     
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    The day after my grandpa (94) went to an old folks home he died in his sleep. There was, in my mind, definitely some psychological stuff contributing to this.
     
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    it's good that he died before he was put on trial. What kind of man would hide child abuse crimes like that for decades?
     
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  13. El Diablo

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    ^^ quite unlikely he would have been tried. Was never charged, and prosecutors don't usually go after people who may have known something (very difficult to prove whether and when someone may have become aware of something) when they have the actual offender. For example, in the John Edwards case, prosecutors don't seem to be going after Rielle Hunter, who obviously might have known about a crime if she was the beneficiary.
     
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    Stress kills people all the time. Takes many forms - what an unfortunate, sad end to an otherwise wonderful story.

    Victims will carry their pain forever, and I feel for them as well. Thanks goodness public awareness of sexual predators is much greater theses days and monsters such as Jerry Sandusky can be revealed much earlier, and easier. Bet he'll find a spot in hell right next to Jeffrey Dahmer...
     
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    When I die, I want to go peacefully like my Grandfather did, in his sleep -- not screaming, like the passengers in his car.
     
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  16. F L O B B E R

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    Can't have any sympathy for a man who would hide/ignore a child sexual predator to protect a FOOTBALL program...
     
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