So I spent my morning reading the Freeh Report. The report is over 100 pages of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding Sandusky. Yes I read it all I know kinda nerdy but for someone as myself who studies child development found it very interest . But it made me really pissed I never realized how bad it was or the cover up and how many people really knew about it.
Sandusky Started coaching at Penn State in 1969. The assaults started in 1998 in the Penn state locker shower room.
The victim's mother reported the 1998 incident to campus police the same night it happened.-Police Chief Thomas Harmon told University Vice President Gary Schultz: "We're going to hold off on making any crime log entry. At this point in time I can justify that decision because of the lack of clear evidence of a crime."
For over 10 years Sandusky assaulted over 8 different boys. On Penn State property. But what is truly sicking is how many people knew about it for that 10 years.
Four of the most powerful people at The Pennsylvania State University President Graham B. Spanier, Senior Vice President-Finance Gary C. Schultz, Athletic Director Timothy M. Curley and Head Football Coach Joseph V. Paterno failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade.
How could all four of them cover something as huge as this up. But the campus police department and other works on campus also covered it up Exp. Janitors, Asst football couches, Asst athletic director.
The vice president and Athletic director has charges agenst them. The president was able to voluntary step down. Paterno was fired and took a lot of hate. Before his death.
Of the last week Paterno name has been taken down from buildings. Today they removed his statue from the Stadium. But some people still think he did no wrong. I understand Paterno was Penn state he lived for penn state. But how can people think he did no wrong?
The NCAA is holding a press conference in the morning. To announce what punishment they will receive. They could get anything from a whole season suspended or just fines. But nether of these are appropriate. Making the university pay fines is a slap on the wrist. But taking away the football program or games hurt the students now or taking away scholarships.
Also Penn state is remodeling the shower and locker room in the Lasch building. But I dot think that is good enough! When people talk about Penn State they wont be talking about about how great the game was. Or how Paterno was a legend to the school. People are going to remember this sex scandal. This is way worse then the Duke lacrosse scandal and.. Almost as bad as the Easter Michigan murder scandal.