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Date: 07/13/12 12:30 PM

37 Responses to Should The Jo Paterno Statue Come Down? [Pic+]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    Link: Should The Jo Paterno Statue Come Down? - Now that it looks like Paterno knowingly covered up Sandusky`s child rapes, should his Penn State statue be removed?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    July 13, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    YES!
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    dang007 Male 30-39
    596 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    Why do we have a statue to anyone that has produced nothing his whole life?
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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    Yeah. Kids got molested because of him. There`s no sugar-coating it. Tear it down.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    I now appears Paterno covered up for Sanduski... Paterno should be in jail.
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    PizzaPits Male 18-29
    553 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    I dunno. Does Penn State want a statue of a guy who allowed his staff to rape kids? I doubt they want that kind of publicity, but hey, I could be wrong. I certainly think it should be taken down. Him allowing that to happen and covering it up is about as bad as the act itself in my opinion.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    Gerry1of1

    I can`t tell if you are being sarcastic, are unaware that he died, or are advocating digging up his corpse and putting it in jail. I`m fine with that by the way.
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    Let`s keep things in perspective. He planned how 20-somethings would make a ball cross a line more frequently than a different group of 20-somethings.

    He shouldn`t have had as much admiration and adulation to begin with. Let alone that he was involved to some degree with a coverup that allowed children to be raped.

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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2157 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm
    this is america. I thought we were supposed to glorify villians.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
    596 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    @HolyGod Thank you for putting into words my exact feelings about sports coaches and glorified athletes in general.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
    596 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    >>>.I now appears Paterno covered up for Sanduski... Paterno should be in jail.<<<<

    The report actually goes further. It indicates that a big problem is that football was so glorified at Penn that others, janitors for example, were afraid to say anything that could be taken as an attack on the football team. I know for a fact that employees at other schools were football adulated to a similar degree have the same fear.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36659 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    HolyGod... he died? Okay, then take the statue down.
    Stop quibling over details.
    ;)
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    heatherbot Female 30-39
    9 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    First: Paterno is dead, he can`t go to jail.
    Second: As someone who grew up literally a mile away from that stadium and knows the community, I dont see it ever actually coming down, regardless of publicity. The damage has already been done, removing the statue is superfluous. ;-/
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    abby0315 Female 30-39
    1242 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    Yes. They should tear it down, melt it, and turn it into Sandusky`s prison chastity belt.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    The way I see it, Penn State posted auxiliary PSU cops at the statue last night to prevent vandalism. What does that say? That the university is more concerned about a JoPa statue than it was for actual flesh and blood children (some as young as 11 years old). Shame on Penn State University for having its priorities all effed up. But, hey, it`s no surprise.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
    701 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    It would be hilarious if somebody hung a pair of boys underwear on his finger
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm
    "The way I see it, Penn State posted auxiliary PSU cops at the statue last night to prevent vandalism."

    Let`s give them the benefit of the doubt and say they were worried that vandals might hurt themselves taking it down the wrong way, and were posting officers there to make sure that didn`t happen. Right? No? OK. They`re just stupid.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 1:34 pm
    Was it proved before he died that he knew of the offences? if so, then yes they should take it down.

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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
    512 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    They don`t need to tear it down, just bend it over and plant a tree under it.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    July 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm
    I`ve heard rumors that the Paterno statue sometimes sneaks off campus and tries to talk the Shoney`s Big Boy statue into the back of an enormous Ford van.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
    1754 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    Yes. JoePa knew all about the kids being molested. As did the higher ups at the University. Penn State is drating disgusting. Burn that child molesting hell hold into the ground. The kids going to school can transfer somewhere else.
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
    519 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    Its going to stay up. People are morons. There`s still hordes of idiots still saying he did more good than bad in his life.
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    I don`t think so. I`m presuming this was a testament to the man`s professional character, as in what he did to help teach and inspire students and whatnot.
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    I cannot fathom working with somebody professionally on a daily basis, finding out that they raped kids, and not turning them over to the police. Look, we can be friends and all, but the second I find out that you raped kids, I`m turning you in, and we can`t be friends no more.

    In my mind, Paterno not going to the police was criminal. He knowingly allowed children to be tortured by his friend, and for that, he deserves no statute. I can`t do it, I tried. I hate that this happened to Joe, but I can`t forgive this.
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    zephid Male 30-39
    92 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    The statue should come down. Everyone involved who did nothing to stop this should have been co-defendants w/Sanduski. Paterno should receive a posthumous conviction. Every reference to him from this day forward should start "The guy who covered up for a child rapist, Jo Paterno...."
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    earplay Male 60-69
    121 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    I bet it will be removed before very long. It may be a matter of a few years, but it`ll go.
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    zazuch Male 18-29
    286 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    as to the people who say coaches do nothing other then teach 20 yo boys to get across a line better then others obviously know very little. Yes some coaches do just this. But a lot of coaches impact the players in life changing ways(raping aside i mean in a good way) and do a lot of charity events etc. The big college coaches even more so.

    With that said i dont rather it needs to be turn down or not. Cases for both sides. But i wont put a opinion on that just dont like how people are saying coaches do nothing.
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    kalron27 Male 30-39
    525 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    @swoop408 "Burn that child molesting hell hold into the ground. The kids going to school can transfer somewhere else."

    Really, cause more grief in a community that is just ruined by this. No doubt that those responsible should be taken to trial, but to ruin everyone`s lives that had nothing to do with it is just stupid.

    Those involved will go to jail, the University will pay in settlements before they go to trial, but to end America`s first higher education institution is just asking too much. It is much bigger than some football coach. People`s lives revolve around that school that had no interest in "football" and had no part of the crime. They are just as sickened by the event and that showed when the Jury for the trial found that pedo GUILTY...just as they will find the others GUILTY.

    Contrary to the media, the students had vigils to the victims and protested on the Presidents door step for weeks wanting answers, because they were
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    kalron27 Male 30-39
    525 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 7:58 pm
    ...just as PI$$ed as the rest of the nation.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    July 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    Don`t take it down; just recaption it.

    "Hey everybody! Wanna smell my finger?"
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 6:02 am
    Should the statue come down? Yes, because it`s important to send the message that protecting children from pedophiles is more important than college football.

    Keeping the statue up sends exactly the opposite message, viz: College football is more important than protecting children from pedophiles. If *that`s* the message Penn State wants to send, God help them and may they be sued into oblivion.
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    bdowner60 Male 40-49
    593 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 9:43 am
    New caption:Guess where this finger has been!!!
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    HolyGod Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm
    abby0315

    "They should tear it down, melt it, and turn it into Sandusky`s prison chastity belt"

    Prison chastity belt? F.uck that. I don`t want a chastity belt preventing Sandusky from getting what`s coming to him. He`s going to find out just how all those boys felt.
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3849 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    tear it down. i hope penn state, the paterno estate, and all parties responsible for the coverup of crimes against children get sued into absolute OBLIVION.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
    596 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    >>> But a lot of coaches impact the players in life changing ways(raping aside i mean in a good way) and do a lot of charity events etc. The big college coaches even more so. <<<

    Halarious... Coaches and athletes have done as much as part of their `profession` to further our society as the slaves and gladiators that died in the coliseum did for Rome.

    Do some of the them participate in charity events? Sure. So do bookkeepers, engineers, teachers, firemen, etc. and hey look they all also contribute to society at work as well.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3236 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 9:11 pm
    *sigh*
    I had faith that Penn State just used Paterno as a scapegoat... sadly, I was wrong.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    July 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    The news tonight alleges that there may have been a secret deal cut by Paterno with other parties in this affair, and that deal involved seven figures of hush money to keep this all quiet.

    Take the statue and melt it down....

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