November 15th, 2011 at 12:30 PM ^

I'd imagine the press conference would involve a visible shaken (and perhaps bruised) GA who had told Bo he walked out on a kid being raped.  After which Bo would discuss his plans to mount the head of the DC outside of the stadium as a warning to others.  

There was definitely a "Rage" button you could push on Bo and I can only imagine the amount of rage that child rape would produce.  


November 15th, 2011 at 12:40 PM ^

Anyone who ever met the man and had any interactions with him (I did as a Summer Building Director for high school camps in 1979-1981), knew damn well what he was about.

He looked me straight in the eye, gave me his phone number, and said, "If you ever have any issues with any of the coaches or the players who work this camp, call me and I guarantee you it will be handled immediately!"

That is a legacy and a image that needs to be at Michigan forever!



November 15th, 2011 at 12:47 PM ^

The more I hear about Bo, the more I'm impressed with him.  It sounds like his persona wasn't just one on the field.  Everytime I hear about this, I can't help but thinking about Jack Ryan in "Clear and Present Danger" where he says, "There is no use diffusing a bomb after ti's gone off".  In this day and age, I don't think there are too many scandals that you can keep buried for long.  It seems like it is better to just face up to them and move on rather than trying to bury it and deal with the scandal itself and the ramifications of burying it as well.


November 15th, 2011 at 1:19 PM ^

The article here was written by Greg Stejskal, who's been working in the Ann Arbor FBI office for as long as I can remember.  Interestingly, his son Andy walked on at Michigan as a wide receiver under Carr.  If memory serves correctly, Andy had one catch for 8 yards in the 49-3 shellacking of Michigan State in 2002.


November 16th, 2011 at 6:49 PM ^

In 2002, Gary Schultz, with whom Paterno and McQueary met, was known as the man who headed up the campus police. That is why he was at the meeting. He is not a police officer. But it seems to me, a civilian, a fair assumption that he has official police sanction.

With this in mind, the meeting between Paterno, McQueary, and Schultz is much like your meeting with Bo Schembechler and the football player.

What did Bo Schembechler do after your meeting? Did he go to your office, un-summoned, to ask what you were doing? I suspect he waited. You would call him if and when you needed him. Did Bo Schembechler try to have a meeting with Norby Walters and Lloyd Bloom on his own? Is he guilty of “inaction” for failing to try? I suspect he would have gotten into serious trouble for doing so. It is not his place.

What if you called Schembechler back, and informed him the case was closed? Is he then supposed to contact somebody else?

It seems to me entirely possible that some of the people, including Paterno, may very well have thought that there was a police investigation. Investigations of this nature are strictly confidential and non-police people are NOT supposed to interfere. It is also extremely rare to bring charges against someone without a victim’s statement even if you have a statement from a witness like McQueary. It may not be clear to non-police people regarding when you are supposed to give a signed, written statement — particularly if the police do not feel they can proceed.

Did Joe Paterno think a police investigation had been done? That’s a pretty good question. I don’t think it ever got asked.