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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.


1DwightK(1537 comments)posted 4 years 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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2ysupenguins_com(108 comments)posted 4 years ago

Toy, this the second time you claim some fictitious experts. We can tell what political party you belong to ...just because you say, does not make it so. You are just smart enough to know that people believe anything they are told.

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3JudyJones(162 comments)posted 4 years ago

It is completely unconscionable that so many adults knew about Sandusky sexually abusing kids, and yet not one of them went to help the children.
How on earth could these Penn State officials live with themselves, knowing that more kids were most likely being sexually abused? There cared more about their jobs, their image and their institution. And look what has happened?

The victims of Sandusky and of Penn State are to be admired for their courage in speaking up and getting him locked up and kept away from children forever. They are the brave souls who care about protecting kids.

It is time for the laws to be changed to protect the innocent kids, there needs to be many more high ranking officials who need to be in jail behind bars.
Hopefully everyone who saw, suspected, or was harmed by Jerry Sandusky will find the courage to speak up, contact the police, and start to heal.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail.com,
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,) is the worlds oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims.
SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 12,000 members. Despite the word priest in our title, we have members who were abused by nuns, rabbis, bishops, ministers, and victims who were assaulted in institutional settings like summer camps, athletic programs, and Boy Scouts, etc.

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4Attis(1134 comments)posted 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

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6redeye1(5666 comments)posted 4 years 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 4 years 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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