The SEC is not looking good when it comes to morals today but it is kind of a reflection of our current society, isn't it?
I feel it is a reflection of society as it has always been. Social media/mass media/communication of all types exposes everything now.
I've heard third hand that people lie during depositions. We have come full circle.
And as we know, reporting to a peer or a supervisor does not satisfy mandatory reporting laws, which I'm still unclear if any PSU coaches were required to report.
I hate to be in a position to defend any of these people, but McQueary is the only one who has implicated himself as having seen something and not gone further than telling his boss. He admits that he saw something, which has had the effect of making himself a pariah, whereas everyone else in this situation claim to know nothing. I don't know if this means he's lying or telling the truth. It is an interesting situation though.
He saw something and reported it to his superior. That's exactly what McQueary did.
As far as I can tell from McQueary's testimony, Schiano "reported" this to Tom Bradley who was a peer (they were both position coaches under Sandusky).
Obviously, someone is lying. Schiano's and Bradley's stories corroborate each other. They also cover for each other and do not further implicate themselves. Make of that what you wish.
If Bradley corroborates McQueary's testimony, he throws himself under the bus. And possibly puts himself in jeopardy of jail time depending on Pennsylvania's mandatory reporting law. It isn't happening.
Can you cite exactly how "think of the children" applies in this case? My bet is you can't, because it doesn't.
I'm a public school teacher so I know a little about this. I wasn't aware of the history, but I know I'm a "mandatory reporter". I think janitors and coaches who don't otherwise work for the school are too. I don't know about these coaches though considering they don't come into contact with minors regularly through their job.
Here's the thing I wonder: we talk about reporting, reporting to a peer, reporting to a supervisor etc. These men are employees of an educational institution. From my understanding, employees of educational institutions are required to report child abuse to the police. Is that not the case in this situation with these employees?
Reporting to a peer (Schiano and Tom Bradley were peers, position coaches under Sandusky) and reporting to a supervisor and/or the police are not remotely similar.
If some actual evidence comes out that Schiano failed to come forward, then we can talk.
Most (not all of course, jumping to conclusions is the American way) are saying exactly what you (and I) said here. Facts. But if the facts point in the direction of Schiano doing nothing, then he can't stay. The rationalizations have already started. The worry about how this effects our football reputation have started too. It just makes me feel so icky.
I must admit I'm a little disturbed by some of the responses in this thread, specifically the ones out of the "JoePa Truther Defense playbook" referenced above. Innocent until proven guilty and all of that, but if Schiano knew and did nothing he needs to be gone. And we need to accept that. Actually, we need to DEMAND that.
We only had 9 returning starters in 2014 and that worked out ok.