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The Penn State Scandal

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  1. Rich

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    I really have to wonder who would ever hire Amendola for anything ever again. What he did was the height of stupidity. He'll get his fifteen minutes of fame, but what then?

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  3. SayWhat?

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    So which truth is the truth? And which is the lie?
     
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Based on what you wrote—and no reference to the underlying links—both could be true.
     
  5. Rich

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    I dunno. We'll have to wait and see if a police report surfaces, I guess.

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    We can pretend we're patriotic Americans who believe in the Constitution that gives one the right to a trial before any other American pronounces them guilty. Or we can assume we dumped the Constitution and assigned that right to determine guilt to television personalities such as Nance Grace. Your choice.
     
  7. Rich

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    He had to know, don't you think? How could he not be aware of what happened? Someone walks into your office and reports something like this and you don't ask any questions about it? Specific questions, I mean. I know I would.

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    I don't know if it has already been brought up here, but I just heard that back in July, Paterno "sold" his $600,000 house to his wife for one dollar, allegedly for estate tax purposes, which is puzzling because, as far as I know, a husband can leave his entire estate to his wife tax free.
     
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Six posts above yours.


    I doubt it has anything to do with it. As it states in the article, just part of a mutli-year estate plan.
     
  10. spartanstew

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    I'm still going to give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe what was reported to him wasn't "rape". Maybe it was Sandusky was in the shower with a boy. Paterno then reported it to his supervisors. Maybe they came back to him and said they were investigating. Maybe they did. Maybe they told Paterno the results of their investigation (told him not to shower when boys were in there) and that was it.

    A lot of maybe's, I know. I just can't fathom that Paterno knew rapes were taking place and turned away from it.
     
  11. Rich

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    I just read about that on a website. I wonder how that affects a civil suit?

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  12. Rich

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    Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

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  13. SayWhat?

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    Well, according to both State College PD and the Campus Cops, he didn't report anything to either of them.

    Or so say the latest news reports.
     
  14. Stewart Vernon

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    Hard to say on that... I've been seeing this reported today too... but the thing is, McQueary apparently did not mention any of this in the Grand Jury. Seems like it would have come up in questioning... so one wonders why this wasn't part of his testimony if true.

    Crazy on crazy... I guess Sandusky got the right lawyer to represent him though, if he wanted someone who understands where he is coming from. I've seen Costas talking about this... and you can tell he was doing all he could to stay in control and professional...because Costas is a smart man, and he had to be thinking the whole time how insane it was to be getting the interview he got.
     
  15. Rich

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    I think Costas was amazed at what occurred. Whatever happened to "keep your mouth shut" when you're involved in a legal action?

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  16. Davenlr

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    Subconsciously, he probably wants the truth to come out.
     
  17. SayWhat?

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    See my post above yours. He lied. He didn't report it to the PD.
     
  18. Herdfan

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    Yes he can, but if he leaves his entire estate to his wife, when she dies there will only be one Unified Credit of $5M. If his wife has assets in only her name, then each can have a Unified Credit for a total of $10M.

    It could mean a savings of close to $2.5M in estate taxes.
     
  19. spartanstew

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    The report that I saw stated that the PD had never received a report from anyone because they don't have any jurisdiction there. All reports would go to campus.

    I didn't see the statement from campus saying they didn't receive a report.
     
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    The article I read said:
    His email says he talked to "police and the person at the university in charge of the campus police".

    Could very easily be that he called the "real" police who told him "We can't take a report, we have no jurisdiction on campus". After reporting the incident to Paterno, we know that he had meetings with Curley & Shultz. At the time, Shultz was the "person at the university in charge of the campus police". That scenario would make his statements true (though perhaps a little misleading)

    Another possibility is that at one of the meetings with Curley & Shultz, some member of the campus police was present. The grand jury only notes that Paterno was not present at subsequent meetings, but it does not make mention of whether there were any additional people in attendance.
     
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