A few months ago you may remember that I chastised the wide-eyed college football fan base for their ludicrous defense of Joe Paterno. Here and on my private Facebook page, many comments were leveed that I was overly pessimistic, that I was jumping to conclusions, falling for the media hype, and that I didn’t understand what a great man Papa Paterno was.
Well guess what assholes, I was right!
At least as far as the FBI, this peers and his employers see it.
In case you were living under the proverbial rock, I will bring you up to speed. As far back as 1994 Jerry Sandusky was sexual molesting young boys in the Penn State locker room, under the guise of “working with under privilege children”. In 1998 Joe Paterno was told about the molestation and again in 2001, when a janitor walked in on Sandusky having anal sex with a pre-teen boy. In both cases he simply shrugged it off and left it to the Penn State executive leadership to deal with, but knew that the molestation continued up to 2011.
At no time did Paterno, Sandusky’s direct supervisor and supposed friend, did nothing to stop the molestation nor did he make any effort to contact the police according to the recently released “Freeh Report” from the FBI and Penn State Board of Trustees. The Freeh report concluded:
“Four of the most powerful people at The Pennsylvania State University – President Graham B. Spanier, Senior Vice President‐Finance and Business Gary C. Schultz, Athletic Director Timothy M. Curley and Head Football Coach Joseph V. Paterno – failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade. These men concealed Sandusky’s activities from the Board of Trustees, the University community and authorities. They exhibited a striking lack of empathy for Sandusky’s victims by failing to inquire as to their safety and well‐being, especially by not attempting to determine the identity of the child who Sandusky assaulted in the Lasch Building in 2001. Further, they exposed this child to additional harm by alerting Sandusky, who was the only one who knew the child’s identity, of what McQueary saw in the shower on the night of February 9, 2001.”
That is exactly what I said was going on back in January when Joe Paterno died and everyone was decrying his treatment by the media and the authorities. You may remember that the student body of Penn State rioted for days because they fired Paterno.
How did I know that they would find Paterno et.al. complicit? Not because I had inside information or because I was there. And no it was not because I harbor some secret hatred for Penn State, Paterno or college football.
I knew because all of this falls within my basic view of people in general; people are assholes and purely motivated by self-interest.
The best part for me is that the NCAA has dropped the fucking hammer on Penn State. They were fined $60 million, have been stripped of their winning record under Paterno, and have lost the right to give athletic scholarship for 15 years. The $60 million will go to setup child abuse charities.
I love it, but I wished they would have gotten the NCAA death-penalty. They almost lost the right to have any kind of football program for 4 years, plus all the other shit.
Too bad the NCAA went soft at the last minute.
It’s also too bad the Paterno died before he could be charge with accessory to child abuse, child endangerment and covering up a felony and had to endure the punishment of the public humiliation that he and the rest of these pricks deserve.
If it were up to me, I’d hang these pricks and dig up Paterno and hang him too.
With ABSOLUTELY no respect,