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Paterno son: Joe took no part in abuse cover-up

Published: Thu, July 12, 2012 @ 2:42 p.m.

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Joe Paterno’s son denies the late coach took part in a cover-up of child sex abuse, saying his father never attempted to conceal reports of abuse by longtime assistant Jerry Sandusky.

Scott Paterno says the family is planning more lengthy response later to the internal investigation report released today by former FBI director Louis Freeh.

The family also released a statement in which it said Sandusky was a “great deceiver” who fooled Paterno and administrators alike.

Freeh’s investigation found Paterno knew about reports of abuse in 1998 and 2001 but concealed that information along with other high-ranking school officials to avoid bad publicity.

Scott Paterno disputed that assertion, saying the family’s reading of the report is there’s no evidence his father was part of a cover up.


1majick(34 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

let him rest in peace and go after those who are still living

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2DwightK(1263 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Right. Paterno overlooks Sandusky's actions and now we're supposed to overlook Paterno's? I don't think so.

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3TheLostPatrol(756 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Eighty-Two+ years-old and barely healthy enough to stand; let-alone sit, on the sidelines with his players makes you start to question why he was even still there at that age. Love for the Game or to sit on a powder keg ready to explode onto the PSU Football Program and JoPa's Legacy? Was he calling in all his markers, letting everyone (PSU Administration, Board of Trustees, large PSU Donors, etc.) know that HE would retire when HE thought it would be right. And when would that have been; when he died on the football field or when he felt that this story would never raise its ugly head? Whatever came first; maybe.

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4Attis(900 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

The son, like the father, is a liar. But there are those so blinded by their adoration for this accomplice in multiple child rapes over years that they actually believe he died of a broken heart. More likely is that he died of utter shame and may even have committed suicide, which would have been at least an honorable act. All living accomplices of this child rape syndicate need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, God's law, which mandates that those guilty of child rape have a large millstone placed around their neck before they are thrown into the sea.

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5Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

His family should pay back all the money the PS paid the animal

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6redeye1(4559 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

You posters P!$$ me off. If you look at the story it was easy for them to blame a man who died and can't defend himself. But its easy to do bad mouth a man who is dead.

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7Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Right we should over look that he know what was going on . Hilter died , should we over look what he diid .
OH maybe you drive a BMW
How low can you go for football

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