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Rob Rogers

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  1. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, about 21 hours ago

    I often say, Always ask if a school story would even be a story, if the school were not a state school.

    I concede: this one is both private & state.

    On the other hand, what does the NCAA have to do with education? I admit there’s significant fundraising, but come on! That’s the business side, not education. Pay the athletes.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 18 hours ago

    @Nos Nevets

    There may be significant fund raising, but it goes towards paying outrageous salaries for school administration and coaches while interfering with the athletes’ education.

    I remember when a state college near me replaced the college president and half of the coaching staff after a continuing cheating and grade fixing scandal. The new president created controversy by DARING to decree that in addition to his “zero tolerance” for cheating, athletes had to maintain a C+ minimum grade average. Coaches complained that expecting the players to study would cut into their practice time. God forbid they get a proper education.

    I say that collegiate sports be limited to those who declare a sports major in which they understand they have a limited expectation of receiving a proper education.

  3. ntgg

    ntgg said, about 16 hours ago

    CHEAP SHOT- OLD jOE REPORTED TO THE AUTHORITIES WHAT HE KNEW AS SOON AS HE KNEW IT…..it was the school authorities that tried to sweep it under the rug. Give me one reason why Joe was a bad guy instead of perhaps just too old of a guy and I will reconsider.

  4. Rebel Strike

    Rebel Strike said, about 15 hours ago

    @ntgg

    Indeed. Paterno was required to do three things:
    #1: Confront the homosexual face-to-face about the molestation.
    #2: Report it to university authorities.
    #3: Report it to the local police.
    Paterno did 1 & 2, the only thing he did not do was 3. Since the Penn State president and higher-ups chose to sat on it, they bear more blame than does Paterno. This will probably not go away for some time, just like BBC and the Jimmy Savile scandal.

  5. Arthur Adams

    Arthur Adams GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    @Rebel Strike

    And having heard ill spoken of their blessed patron, Paterno the Winning, the congregants of the Cathedral of St. Joe af Pennsylvania rush to defend his sanctity.

    I don’t give a flying flip who he reported it to; if they didn’t act, he should have kept talking till someone did act. This isn’t a small financial issue discovered by a low-level accountant at Penn State; this is rape of children and a man who was one of the most powerful and respected men in the state. He could have gone to Child Protective Services, he could have called the police, he could have contacted the press, but the old coward cared more about a game than he did about kids.

    His death made me think one thing: I hope there’s a hell, so he can burn there.

  6. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, about 12 hours ago

    @Rebel Strike

    ^ Sandusky was a pedophile, not a homosexual.

  7. msowards

    msowards said, about 10 hours ago

    @Arthur Adams

    Oh Yeah He’s the one all the blame should be assigned to. I’m so sick of Monday morning Quarterbacks.

    Whether you want to besmuch the name of the coach or what you can’t erase history like the NCAA tried. They won those games, you can put an asterisk by the notation if you want, but you can’t change history. Maybe if Perterno’s mind was less single minded about football there could have been less shame for the school. It’s a good lesson for every University and having Pennstates face rubbed in it for the next 100 years is better than sweeping it under the rug like the NCAA did.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 9 hours ago

    @Rebel Strike

    Paterno was required to do three things:
    #1: Confront the homosexual face-to-face about the molestation.
    #2: Report it to university authorities.
    #3: Report it to the local police.
    Paterno did 1 & 2, the only thing he did not do was 3.

    He should have done #3 immediately, or at least the moment he saw that the university authorities weren’t going to act. He may be less to blame than others, but that doesn’t mean his own actions were not lacking, legally or morally.

  9. ChevJames007

    ChevJames007 said, about 9 hours ago

    Paterno did not follow up. You don’t let 10-year-old kids be victimized because you are worried about a damned football program!

  10. Arthur Adams

    Arthur Adams GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    @msowards

    And you are part of the problem. “They won those games!”

    Who. Cares. The Penn State culture that treated a d*mn game as the greatest thing in the world enabled a world where “he won games” is an excuse for failing to protect children who were being raped.

    Penn State and Paterno deserve to be shamed, for eternity. Never, never that pathetic coward’s name be mentioned again without a reminder of what he failed to do.

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