Didn't realize it was (at least) 40, though. His wife has known about it for awhile also. Not sure what's been going on with him for the last couple years as far as getting help and whatnot. I'm sure the consequences will be bad, as well as fitting for such a heinous act.
Last edited by mpt; 11-05-2011 at 04:04 PM.
Doesn't everyone who knew including paterno have an obligation to report this to the police not just his ad? I don't see how anyone could say he did the right thing? The right thing was reporting it to the cops.
Right. Isn't it also a crime in some states to not report it?
It was all speculation so Joe Pa went to the AD. I see nothing wrong with how he handled it.
Imagine Paterno in the slammer fighting over commissary and crawling through 500 yards of the foulest smelling ****, only to come out clean on the other side
I think Joe Pa initially handled this correctly by going to the AD but after seeing nothing legally being done for an extended period of time, I think he should have went to the police. But who knows, maybe he had his hands tied by the university.
Had his hands tied by the university? What were they going to do? Fire him because he reported sexual abuse? If JoePa knew and didn't say anything, it's on him.
I'm not saying that it's any kind of excuse not to tell the authorities what happened, but I'm just suggesting a possible reason why he may not have gone to that extent.
And before anyone takes a dive off the stupid cliff, yes, obviously 1 count is enough for an extremely long prison sentence in my books, and that would go for anyone involved in a cover up too.