there would have to be some to wash away
That decision has already been made, one way or the other.
Watching that CNN clip, Curley, Schultz and Spanier talk about confronting Sandusky about the McQueary incident and ALSO tell him that they know about the first incident, which was the investigation that took place in 1998. This is the same investigation that JoePa testified and claimed to have never heard about until 2011 when the sh*t hit the fan. His family is still claiming that he didn't know about the 98 incident/investigation.
I always thought Joe was lying about this because Sandusky was his defensive coordinator at the time and he coincidentally "retired" 6 months later. Surely he would know about the investigation at the time. But these emails now can confirm he was lying. Are we honestly supposed to believe that Spanier, Curley and Schultz knew something this big that the Lord and King JoePa had no idea of in 1998? There's no way he didn't know. When is PSU nation ever going to comment on that?
I remember as well that people thought it odd that JoePa barely had words for Sandusky when he 'retired'. The architect of Linebacker U left with barely a pat on the back. Amazing how events refocus when looking back with new information.
but what new facts really came out of these e-mails?
We all knew that Spanier and the rest will be facing trials and that they had prior knowledge of these incidents and that Joe Pa was the one who notified them and these e-mails just verify that.
I understand that this e-mail can read like it's Paterno who's pushing for these guys to not go to the police but It's entirely possible that Paterno just discussed the extent to which he knew about the incident and they realized that they didn't have anything 100% solid and decided to not make the call...which I thought was generally accepted order of events to begin with.
Nice try, maybe the Paterno family is hiring a spin doctor.
PSU is in huge trouble. There are statutes that vary by state, but they are generally called 'mandatory reporting' laws and require just that - if a specific class of individuals (such as doctors, nurses, social workers, teachers, etc.) are given credible information of child abuse or domestic violence, they MUST REPORT it to the police. If there are victims that were abused after this 2001 report, they have civil causes of action to recover money that woiuld be breath-taking. They can go after the school and each individual, including JoePa's estate, that had knowledge and failed to report. Even in the absence of mandatory reporting statutes, I can't imagine a jury not awarding huge sums of money to these poor kids. Talk about your smoking guns, these are epic.
This whole thing is so sick. Joe Paterno has been revealed as a modern-day Jim Jones. This personality cult led to unimaginable horrors inflicted on children. I can't believe PSU fans still defend Paterno or any of the others complicit in this tragedy.
Kick 'em out of the Big Ten. Forever. The Big Ten will survive. It will probably be better without the current putrid stench eminating from Happy Valley anyway.
I think their football program needs the death penalty. Five years. This is exponentially worse than SMU, or honestly, what any football program in history has been caught doing. Like 10 billion times worse. They can start over from scratch as an independent in 2017.
If Patenro actively prevented this thing from going to child services and the university went along with him, they need to end football at Penn State now. It's just disgusting.
Bullshit argument. End of. Give the players free rein to transfer, in addition to maintaining their scholarships to PSU in cases where players do not want to transfer. By the logic people are employing, football programs could almost never be punished, because innocent people would be affected negatively.
The whole point is that the situation is far, far more important than football. That needs to be remembered.