Penn State

Hoody Wayes's picture
November 7, 2011 at 8:34a
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Violating children is an atrocity. The fact this may have occurred so often and over such a long period of time at one of America's most revered academic and athletic institutions - Penn State - assures a long criminal investigation, congressional involvement and likely, the largest civil case brought against the state of Pennsylvania, in its history.

Penn State's football season ended this past weekend. Joe Paterno's career may end this week. And it is likely - given the magnitude of the charges - Penn State may - some time soon - find itself not playing football, for awhile.

Today, Penn State may be the top story. But, all of America's universities and colleges hosting or involved in programs similar to the one at Penn State, must contemplate the worst of what if's. Let us hope this hasn't occurred anywhere else -  let alone be widespread.

If it has, the American institution of college athletics - oft-criticized of late for scandal-upon-scandal - will be brought under the type of control, indicative of a police state.

   

 

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faux_maestro's picture

http://www.centredaily.com/2011/11/07/2977299/something-must-be-said.html

http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2011/11/7/2545027/-jerry-sandusky-ray-gricar-prosecutor-1998-penn-state-missing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Gricar

 

The first link may be conspiracy theory theory gone wild....but note the reference to Ray Gricar (and his link to this case, and his searches from his home computer before he disappeared in the wikipedia link). This is getting uglier by the minute.

 

I do not and will not actively cheer for a football program's demise (other than The U) but I have a feeling that JoePa and Penn State's squeaky clean image is just a mirage.

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TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

My first thought on all this was that whenever something like this happens (i.e. a sex scandal being swept under the rug), there's usually a "higher-up" that is involved. I thought maybe Curley and/or Schultz were NAMBLA members along with Sandusky, or something to that effect. But what if the AD were involved somehow? That would certainly explain a lot, including why things never moved forward after in initial grand jury hearing in 2002, and why Gricar wanted to wipe out his hard-drive before he disappeared... and why Gricar adopted, and subsequently wanted to be a stay-at-home dad. All speculation, but something to think about for sure (and he did divorce multiple times... lack of sexual relationship, perhaps?).

faux_maestro's picture

I have a feeling it's more along the line of the University pressured the D.A. into not going after Sandusky. But who knows at this point considering they were unable to recover any info from the hard drive.

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TheHumbleBuckeye's picture

Agreed. How bout this from CNN:

"1998 — Penn State police and the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare investigate an incident in which the mother of an 11-year-old boy reported that Sandusky had showered with her son and may have had inappropriate conduct with him. In a June 1, 1998, interview with investigators from both agencies, Sandusky admits showering naked with the boy, admitting that it was wrong and promising not to do it again, according to the grand jury report. The district attorney advises investigators that no charges will be filed and the university police chief instructs that the case be closed, according to the testimony included in the grand jury report of the police detective who investigated the incident."

Also, I read a story once about a DA that used his computer to store child porn. When initially discovered, he said it was evidence for an investigation. I'll see if I can dig up the story.

22buckeyebrown's picture

i knew this was bad, but this sounds like it could really be getting crazier than i could have imagined...