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Joe Paterno scandal redefines

Now we know.  The review from former FBI Home Louis Freeh into the Penn Condition kid sex misuse scandal redefines Joe Paterno as a rogue, rather than a idol.

Joe Paterno, of course, is the overdue and renowned soccer instructor at Penn Condition.  He has an remarkable history of triumphs on the area. 

But as far returning as 1998 and 2001 Joe Paterno realized that Jerry Sandusky, his protecting manager, was a sex-related predator and did no more than review the occurrence to other staff at Penn Condition, while still delivering together with Sandusky.

The Freeh review indicates he did this, along with other staff, “in purchase to prevent the repercussions of bad publicity” to the institution and, particularly, its soccer group.

Last 30 days, Sandusky was found guilty of intimately fighting ten young children.

Before his loss of life, Mr. Paterno mentioned that he was ruined by these activities and wanted he had done more to avoid them. Yet, he also determined the set up of an viewpoint mail declaring that nothing about the activities should tarnish the popularity of Penn Condition soccer. 

And, you know what? 

That’s all Joe Paterno ever thought about. 

In the end, he was no more and no less than a self-centered narcissist who put his own profession achievements above the security of kids.  He let kid sex-related assault proceed so he could keep put factors on a scoreboard and be taken on the back of his gamers.

I question Joe Paterno ever had any concept of exactly what injuries—from a emotional standpoint—he could have avoided.

As someone who has handled affected individuals of sex-related misuse over the last two years, I could tell him. He could have avoided disastrous emotional characteristics from unfolding in the life of affected individuals and their loved ones.

When a kid is created to sign up in a sex act with an mature, it causes extreme thoughts of worry and shame and disloyality, which can quickly shade his or her whole everyday living.

These feelings are often suppressed. Hence, they can crop up in devastating ways later on: in the inability to trust any authority figure, in a tendency to avoid feelings at all, in literally slipping away from reality (dissociating), in attempts to suppress memories and feelings using alcohol and illicit drugs, in attention deficit disorder, in major depression, in sexual disorders and in suicide.

The key to understanding why so much and such severe psychological fallout can attend sexual abuse is that children are simply not equipped emotionally to participate in a romantic or erotic relationship with an adult. Therefore, they are, by definition, being overwhelmed and commandeered for the gratification of a much more powerful individual.

They are, for all intents and purposes, being psychologically kidnapped, with all the related feelings of powerlessness and impending doom. And for those who cover up those feelings by pretending to have been favored by their abusers, there is always a day of reckoning with the reality that they were only the favorite victims.

Mr. Paterno may have known what it took to win on a football field. He may have known something about courage when facing big men running full tilt toward you, intent on stopping you, but he apparently knew exactly nothing about moral courage, nor how to protect those among us who really need protection. It’s time that we made that distinction plain.
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Joe Paterno Condition

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Joe Paterno's physicians said Wednesday that the former Penn State coach's scenario had become "serious," following problems from united states in latest times.

The winningest significant nfl and institution baseball instructor, Paterno was determined quickly after Penn State Panel of Trustees ousted him Nov. 9 in the consequences of the child sex mistreatment expenses against former associate Jerry Sandusky. While going through treatment, his wellness issues complicated when he smashed his hips — the same damage he continual during preseason exercise last year.

"Over the last few times Joe Paterno has knowledgeable further wellness issues," household spokesperson Dan McGinn said in a brief report to The Associated Click. "His physicians have now recognized his position as serious. His household will have no thoughts on the scenario and requests that their comfort be well known during this problem."

Paterno's kids Scott and Jay each took to Tweets on Wednesday night to oppose reviews that their dad had passed away.

Wrote Jay Paterno: "I appreciate the support & prayers. Joe is continuing to fight."

Quoting individuals close to the family, The Washington Post reported on its website that Paterno remained connected to a ventilator, but had communicated his wishes not to be kept alive through any extreme artificial means. The paper said his family was weighing whether to take him off the ventilator on Sunday.

The 85-year-old Paterno has been in the hospital since Jan. 13 for observation for what his family called minor complications from his cancer treatments. Not long before that, he conducted his only interview since losing his job, with the Post. Paterno was described as frail and wearing a wig. The second half of the two-day interview was conducted from his bedside.

Roughly 200 students and townspeople gathered Saturday night at a statue of Paterno just outside a gate at Beaver Stadium. Some brought candles, while others held up their smart phones to take photos of the scene. The mood was somber, with no chanting or shouting.

"Drove by students at the Joe statue," Jay Paterno tweeted. "Just told my Dad about all the love & support--inspiring him."

Penn State student David Marselles held a candle in his right hand and posed next to a life-sized cardboard cutout of Paterno that he keeps at his apartment. A friend took a photo on the frigid night.

"I came to Penn State because of Joe Paterno. Since I was a little kid, I've been watching the games ... screaming 'We Are ... Penn State' because of him. ... He inspired me to go to college," Marselles said. "With such a tragic event like this, I just thought it was necessary to show my support."

The final days of Paterno's Penn State career were easily the toughest in his 61 years with the university and 46 seasons as head football coach.

Sandusky, a longtime defensive coordinator who was on Paterno's staff during two national title seasons, was arrested Nov. 5 and ultimately charged with sexually abusing a total of 10 boys over 15 years. His arrest sparked outrage not just locally but across the nation and there were widespread calls for Paterno to quit.

Paterno announced late on Nov. 9 that he would retire at the end of the season, but hours later he received a call from board vice chairman John Surma, telling him he had been terminated. By that point, a crowd of students and media were outside the Paterno home. When news spread that Paterno had been dumped, there was rioting in State College.

Police on Saturday evening barricaded the block where Paterno lives, and a police car was stationed about 50 yards from his home. Several people had gathered in the living room of the house. No one was outside, other than reporters and photographers.

Trustees said this week they pushed Paterno out in part because he failed a moral responsibility to report an allegation made in 2002 against Sandusky to authorities outside the university. They also felt he had challenged their authority and that, as a practical matter, with all the media in town and attention to the Sandusky case, he could no longer run the team.

Paterno testified before the grand jury investigating Sandusky that he had relayed to his bosses an accusation that came from graduate assistant Mike McQueary, who said he saw Sandusky abusing a boy in the showers of the Penn State football building.

Paterno told the Post that he didn't know how to handle the charge, but a day after McQueary visited him, he spoke to the athletic director and the administrator with oversight over the campus police.

Wick Sollers, Paterno's lawyer, called the board's comments this week self-serving and unsupported by the facts. Paterno fully reported what he knew to the people responsible for campus investigations, Sollers said.

"He did what he thought was right with the information he had at the time," Sollers said.

Sandusky says he is innocent and is out on bail, awaiting trial.

The back and forth between Paterno's representative and the board reflects a trend in recent weeks, during which Penn State alumni — and especially former players, including Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris — have questioned the trustees' actions and accused them of failing to give Paterno a chance to defend himself.

Three town halls, in Pittsburgh, suburban Philadelphia and New York City, seemed to do little to calm the situation and dozens of candidates have now expressed interest in running for the board, a volunteer position that typically attracts much less interest.

While everyone involved has said the focus should be on Sandusky's accusers and their ordeals, the abuse scandal brought a tarnished ending to Paterno's sterling career. Paterno won 409 games and took the Nittany Lions to 37 bowl games and those two national championships, the last in the 1986 season. More than 250 of the players he coached went on to the NFL.

Throughout his coaching years, Paterno maintained that, yes, winning was important, but even more important was winning with honor.
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Penn Condition Ended The Joe Paterno


Penn Condition ended the Joe Paterno's common Wednesday announcement discussion with press people three days after the college was surrounded in scandal including former sports associate Jerry Sandusky.

The canceling was about declared around 40 minutes before its designed start at 12:20 p.m. ET.

Penn Condition spokesperson Mark Nelson approved a short report to the around 200 press people ready to get into the push conference

It read as follows:

"Due to the on-going legal conditions encompassing the current suggestions and prices, we have motivated that present-day push discussion cannot be used and will not be rescheduled."

Prior to the push discussion, the college informed press people Paterno would not take questions about the case but only about sports and this week's game with No. 17 Nebraska.

Paterno's appearance on the common Big Ten push discussion designed for later Wednesday was also ended.
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