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The Monstrosity of Joe Paterno


I’ll leave the extended commentary to Paul, but the bottom line:

Joe Paterno knew about and “followed closely” allegations that Jerry Sandusky abused a boy in a shower in 1998, and participated in a cover up by “repeatedly concealing critical facts” even when similar allegations were reported to him three years later, according to a Penn State internal investigation.

That’s the opposite of what the late coach testified to under oath when he went before a grand jury in 2011. He also denied knowing anything about the 1998 report days before he died in January, when he agreed to an interview with The Washington Post.

In fairness, Paterno was very moralistic when it came to the most important issue of our time, the possibility that NCAA football players might get some small form of compensation for the wealth they generate for people like Joe Paterno.

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