WOW... Penn State acted swiftly and brutally.

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    Nov 10, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    At about 10 pm tonight Board of regents/trustees just fired University President Graham Spanier and Head Coach Paterno effective immediately!

    Wow..

    Took guts! But kudos!
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    Nov 10, 2011 7:25 AM GMT
    Tengo no idea wtf u talkin. News link por favor.icon_wink.gif
  • Sportsfan1

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    Nov 10, 2011 11:17 AM GMT
    This is a monstrous fall from grace of epic proportions in American college football. Joe Paterno's legacy will forever be tarnished. The Board of Trustees/Regents acted swiftly and decisively to address this disgusting situation. Kudos to them for taking this action.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Nov 10, 2011 11:34 AM GMT
    AMEN. Paterno turned his head, only minimally reported child rape and let the serial perpetrator stay on his coaching staff for over 5 years.

    It appears he might deserve this massive fall from grace. He seems torchured over not asking questions. I tend to believe him based on the grand jury report that he did not know about specific rapes or sodomies - only that his coach was "horsing around" with a 10 year old boy in the shower. A massive mea culpa campaign and complete cooperation might restore some level of reputation.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7214380/joe-paterno-president-graham-spanier-penn-state
  • rnch

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    Nov 10, 2011 11:41 AM GMT
    i don't see how they had any other alternative.


    more the pity that the U.S. congress can't act so quickly and positively.
  • GQjock

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    Nov 10, 2011 12:22 PM GMT
    They had to save face ....

    They knew about this guy for years
    and just swept it under the rug

    Hey .... Catholic Church much? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 10, 2011 12:34 PM GMT
    The best part is some people care more about preserving the reputation of college football at Penn state than justice. <3 America
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    Nov 10, 2011 1:56 PM GMT
    adam228 saidThe best part is some people care more about preserving the reputation of college football at Penn state than justice. <3 America
    Thats the SADDEST part! true but horribly sad.
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    Nov 10, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    Please join the existing thread on this topic
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 10, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
    Glad they took action and tried to limit fallout.... probably too late for that.
  • vintovka

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    Nov 10, 2011 2:49 PM GMT
    I agree that it was the right thing for them to do, but it is really on the board to oversee the University in the first place. Boards frequently allow athletic programs to become the personal fiefdoms of the coaches, which they clearly did in this case as well. So the board was Dr. Frankenstein now forced to kill their own monster. They did the right thing, but they are certainly not heroes.
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    Nov 11, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidGlad they took action and tried to limit fallout.... probably too late for that.

    Well if the latest allegations that Sandusky was not only fucking these kids himself, but pimping them out to Penn State donors, the whole university might as well pack up their tents and leave.