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Nebraska should add some scantily clad 10 year old boys to the half time show and perform Justin Bieber songs.
Posted by kinaidos on November 10, 2011 at 11:15 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 2
You know, I could almost maybe understand the guy who called his dad instead of the cops - if the guy in question were an 18 year old Freshman or something. But here's what I will never understand:why didn't the dad call the cops?

If your child - whatever his age - called and told you about some horrible crime he witnessed, and was presumably in shock or something, wouldn't you step in?
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on November 10, 2011 at 11:20 PM · Report this
People who love football prove how smart they are again.
Posted by Amanda on November 10, 2011 at 11:22 PM · Report this
@4 I imagine some Penn State fans in Lincoln will watch the game in saloons . . . but I did think the game was in Nebraska.
Posted by Chicago Fan on November 10, 2011 at 11:35 PM · Report this
Sports fans have proven themselves to be blind to any criminal offenses perpetrated by their idols.

"But he throws a ball really good! What's a little rape charge?"

There's a joke in Pennsylvania politics that there's Pittsburgh on one end and Philadelphia on the other and Alabama in the middle. Penn State is in that proverbial "Alabama".

Note to anyone from Alabama: offense intended.
Posted by Tyler Pierce on November 10, 2011 at 11:48 PM · Report this
Based on the news of the reaction of Penn State students last night, I imagine that the threats towards whats his name is because "that guy started it." And had he kept his mouth shut, Penn Staters---who clearly have their priorities---could go on with their weird ass worship of Joe paterno.

Clearly the athletic department and the university was most interested in making the story go away.

Penn State deserves what ever shitty thing happens to it.
Posted by lauramae on November 10, 2011 at 11:48 PM · Report this
@ 3 Way to generalize, plenty of sports fans are outraged what happened at PSU and realize sports are not the be all and end all.

@ 7 That is some not all, cmon when did it become ok to generalize.

Posted by Democrat1234 on November 11, 2011 at 12:31 AM · Report this
Bauhaus I 11
Ok...I know this is big news. I know it's sad news. But why is it the lede on every channel and every outlet (even PBS)? It's football and it's child rape.
Posted by Bauhaus I on November 11, 2011 at 1:52 AM · Report this
stinkbug 12
two years back This American Life did an entire episode about the party atmosphere at Penn State. I say check it out:…
Posted by stinkbug on November 11, 2011 at 2:15 AM · Report this
The Kid was a graduate assistant so Sandusky was basically his boss & held the power to end his chances of coaching, That does not excuse him for what he didn't do but how many of you have ever faced that sort of situation? Its easy in the comfort of your living room to 'know' you would have done the right thing at 23. I did, though it was fraud not rape. I was not as brave as I should have been, I quit & then reported anonymously which hindered the investigation.

He should be fired for not intervening, everyone that knew or should have known in the athletic department and in the school admin should be fired as well.

And if someone could explain why the lie "sports builds character" is still repeated as truth I'd like to hear it.
Posted by frankdawg on November 11, 2011 at 5:27 AM · Report this
KittenKoder 14
Simple answer, people take "higher" education far too serious these days.
Posted by KittenKoder on November 11, 2011 at 5:54 AM · Report this
Brooklyn Reader 15
@7 That's a James Carville quote, and it might be humorous, but it was intended as election-night political analysis, not comedy. That's actually how Pennsylvania votes in national elections.

@9 Ummm, no. Alabama deserves the slap. Their newest xenophobic, protectionist, anti-immigrant law has caused their migrant farmworkers to flee and their own agricultural sector to suffer massive losses while their crops rot in the fields. Mean and stupid. Mississippi, much as I feel contemptuous towards them most of the time, deserves accolades for emphatically voting down that stupid "personhood" law which, by the way, is the product of a Colorado group who couldn't pass it in Colorado, either.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on November 11, 2011 at 6:39 AM · Report this
WFM 16
What I'm not clear on is the nature of the threats: is McQuery being threatened because he didn't call the police/blow the whistle/put a stop to it, or because he is seen as having played a hand in Paterno's downfall?
Posted by WFM on November 11, 2011 at 7:18 AM · Report this
Josh Bis 17
@16 great point. by now, it's probably both.

fwiw, the use of "graduate assistant" to describe McQueary's job in 2002 somehow doesn't convey that he 28 years old and a former Penn State quarterback.
Posted by Josh Bis on November 11, 2011 at 7:58 AM · Report this
DOUG. 18
Fuck Mike McQueary. At 28, I would've known better than to witness child rape and not go to the cops. I hope criminal charges are brought against him. Obstruction of justice, perhaps. Paterno too.

If I see a guy in a PSU shirt this weekend, I think I'll go with "Pedophile Sanctuary University".
Posted by DOUG. on November 11, 2011 at 8:16 AM · Report this
I don't care if that protector of pedophiles is never able to go near a football game ever again.
Posted by suddenlyorcas on November 11, 2011 at 8:31 AM · Report this
The game's at Penn State. (Happy Valley it's called, in case you haven't heard/seen that in all the news reports.)
Posted by janele on November 11, 2011 at 8:50 AM · Report this
this guy I know in Spokane 21
From this article (Harrisburg Patriot-Tribune)…

Retired Penn State Police Officer Ron Schreffler handled the 1998 case. When approached recently, Schreffler said he couldn’t comment and asked a reporter, “How did you see that report?”


I think we're going to find out that this is worse than we dared to imagine. And then worse than that. And then worse than that.
Posted by this guy I know in Spokane on November 11, 2011 at 9:03 AM · Report this
@6- If Lincoln is the most racist place you've ever been you lead a pretty sheltered life.
Posted by Bhamjason on November 11, 2011 at 9:08 AM · Report this
keshmeshi 23
I don't know if I blame McQueary for reporting the rape to his superiors instead of going to the cops immediately. All of you deriding him have obviously never actually witnessed a crime or been the victim of one in front of a witness. Virtually no one will do anything in the face of a crime being committed right in front of their eyes; it's human nature.

I do fault him, however, for not going to the cops after PSU was obviously ignoring/covering up Sandusky's crimes.
Posted by keshmeshi on November 11, 2011 at 11:19 AM · Report this
@ 13 - Sandusky no longer worked for Penn State at the time of the alleged rape allegedly witnessed by McQueary.

Also, Penn State alumni have raised almost $200,000 (with a goal of $557,000) for RAINN in the last four or five days. Yes, the rioters are idiotic, but so is the broad brush bullshit.
Posted by UnoriginalAndrew on November 11, 2011 at 7:03 PM · Report this

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