They told the CAMPUS POLICE?
What a joke. You call them for a keg party going out of control.
Obviously everyone wanted to keep this "inhouse."
They are ALL scumbags.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/9...-mike-mcquearyLet's now get to Mike McQueary who should be on the hook more so than Paterno. According to the indictment and reports, McQueary was returning game films when he heard noises coming from the shower room. McQueary went to investigate and what he found is something that is so incredibly horrid to even think about that I have trouble actually typing it.
But, let's not beat around the bush here. Let's not split hairs, let's call it for what it is. McQueary didn't witness inappropriate touching, he didn't witness some "horsing around", he didn't walk in on an awkward situation that could've possibly been something other than what it appeared. What he—according to the indictment—witnessed was a naked 58-year-old man brutally raping a naked ten-year-old child against the wall of the Penn State University Football team's shower room.
Let that sink in a minute.
McQueary is not a babe lost in the woods. He wasn't himself a child walking in on Sandusky and his victim unable to comprehend what was going on. He was a grown man. A man who played starting quarterback for a major college program. A man who in that role was looked upon to be the leader of other men. A man who in his role as assistant coach was being asked to mold and to develop other young men.
What did this grown man reportedly do?
Did he lash out in blinding violence in order to save a little boy who was being violated and brutalized in the most horrific way imaginable? No.
Did he muster up all of his shock and anger and shout, 'What the hell is going on here!? Get off of him!"? No.
Did he cough, clear his throat, drop the film canisters, kick over a mop, slap the wall, anything to make a noise that would cause Sandusky to stop raping a ten-year-old child? Apparently not.
What he did was run away.
McQueary, an athlete who is a good 25 to 30 years younger than Sandusky, (according to reports) did not stand up to the former coach and protect the small child—he simply left. He left that boy alone in that shower with that monster.
McQueary, Big Red, a sideline favorite of cameramen and directors covering Penn State games on National television, went home. He didn't run out, which seeing as though he walked in on an incredibly shocking scene could possibly be excused, and grab a security guard, a janitor or other students walking by for help. No, he went home. He discussed the issue with his father and then the next day went to Paterno with the information. Paterno, kicked the issue up the chain of command and then apparently forgot all about the ordeal.
I agree with many of your take here.
McCreary (the grad student at the time), should've called the police. It's just like witnessing a murder. You don't just tell the HC.
Paterno should've convinced McCreary to go to the police. Paterno couldn't have reported it as not a witness, but, because of his position he should have accompanied McCreary in going to the police.
The fact that they only told superiors is insane. In the "failure to report" group, McCreary is the biggest villian.
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Was listening tot he radio thios moening (Mike & Mike) and they covered the DA who decided, despirte apparent solid evidence and a confession, not to press charges way back when. Smells like Law Enforcement also dropped the ball big-time on this case.
Interestingly, that DA subsequently went missing and is presumed dead. He went for a drive, his car was later recovered many townships away, and his laptop was found int he Susquehana river, smashed and the harddrive destroyed.
This story is so horrible all round, but every new detail seems to make it worse. Total speculation, but it may even be possible (tho unproveable) that Sandusky killed the DA!
In any event, my prediction, JoPa passes away before this is resolved, and likely before the clock turns on 2012. If you're in a deadpool, JoPa is probably a safe bet right now.
This will be a Lifetime Channel movie within the next 6 months. Sometimes people stick around too long.....
Well, now knowing that this apparently stand-up DA, with nop horse in the University race (apparently), who chose not to file charges when (reportedly) the evidence against Sandusky was somewhat clear....and then dissapeared.....may shed some new theories (conspiracy theories) about what happened to him.
At the very least, it's an interesting wrinckle to the story, since Mr. Gricar isn't here to tell us why he chose not to stop this by pressing charges years and years ago.
Example: Sandusky somehow "convinces" the DA not to file (threats, payola, etc) and he doesn't. Later, the DA's conscience gets the better of him, or Sandusky realizes the risk isn't worth it and enough time has passed to not directly implicate him, and he kills (or pays to have killed) the DA.
That, or I watched JFK far too many times the other day. Who knows.
Last edited by Warfish; 11-08-2011 at 10:55 AM.
From what I hear, Paterno followed the bare minimum of protocol in this which basically means he did the minimum that the law required.
Morally, he failed miserably and in my eyes and he shares responsibility for any children hurt after he knew. His inaction is disgusting.
And I keep hearing that McQuery and his father told Paterno that he had witnessed something horrible but Paterno says he didn't know to what extent it went.
Can anyone truly believe that? This is a guy that is responsible for many young men and therefore responsible for the actions of those he puts around those young men. Are we truly to believe that he had his head so far up his ass that he didn't know? Because he seems to be claiming he didn't know anything like some drooling old fool.
In my book, he's a piece of sh!t.
Always liked Joe Pa.
He should have retired in '07, gotten probably the grandest send off in football history.
That way Joe could today hole up in a retirement condo, give smiles and peace signs to his visitors, and feign senility. Actually that's a great way to live at any age.
The real question here is why whouldn't PSU know that Sandusky was investigated for this very thing in 1998, when they heard of the child-rape in 2002?
And you were the one guy I thought might be able to avoid the "jump in and join the feeding frenzy" mentality.
Really, who needs courts when we can try cases on the interwebz? A yummy feast of hearsay, innuendo, and innacuracy repeated so many times it assumes credibility.
Here's the part I don't really get. Even if we cut McQueary some slack and say that unfortunately under pressure he came up very small in a big moment when he could have rescued a kid from a rape, the fact is 1 year or more down the road, he sees PSU did nothing about it. Why not report it to the police then? Why not at least go to Joe, or someone in the administration, and say "Why are we doing nothing about this child molestor in our midst?"
He came up small when it counted most and grew smaller over the years. Did he believe his silence was his ticket to a career coaching job?