A CNN report disclosing emails between Penn State administrators on the subject of Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse have caused more outrage and are sure to further batter the declining reputation of the school.
From the CNN report:
“The only downside for us is if the message (to Sandusky) isn’t ‘heard’ and acted upon, and we then become vulnerable for not having reported it,” Spanier purportedly writes.
That was from then Penn State president Graham Spanier.
More from the report:
The alleged e-mails among Spanier, Schultz, 62, and former Athletic Director Tim Curley, 57, never mention Sandusky by name, instead referring to him as “the subject” and “the person.” Children that Sandusky brought on campus –some of whom might have been victims — are referred to as “guests.”
There seemed to be no thought to the children who were victims of this horrible abuse. How disgusting.
The CNN report re: handling of Sandusky by PSU from Spanier to Paterno, makes me wonder what qualifies program for death penalty these days.
— Desmond Howard (@DesmondHoward) June 30, 2012
OK, if all this Penn State email stuff is true then my opinion has changed and I think that football program should be ended for good.
— Patrik Nohe (@PatrikNohe) June 30, 2012
— TXCleaver (@TXCleaver) June 30, 2012
And, former head coach Joe Paterno looks increasingly worse with each passing hour.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"- Lord Acton. Joe Paterno is living proof of Acton's words
— SportSourceAnalytics (@SportSourceA) June 30, 2012
If CNN report on emails of Sandusky handling is factual, the legacy of Joe Paterno would be destroyed and displays the power he held.
— John Kincade (@JohnKincade) June 30, 2012
"Curley changed the plan right after he spoke to Joe Paterno. That is a critical piece of information."
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) June 30, 2012
@DanWolken shows the power of Paterno. Pathetic. They were going to the police and Paterno convinced them not to. Is that what I'm reading?
— Greg Gaston (@Greg_Gaston) June 30, 2012
Emails confirming Paterno role in coverup were discovered after he was cleared of criminal wrongdoing. Lucky he's not alive.
— SPORTSbyBROOKS (@SPORTSbyBROOKS) June 30, 2012
At this point, it looks like Penn State will be traveling a long, brutal road of litigation and negative publicity.
I've changed my mind. Penn State needs to be prosecuted by NCAA. Gross moral misconduct. Column coming.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) June 30, 2012