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Report: PSU president Spanier may resign today

Posted on: November 9, 2011 11:58 am
Edited on: November 9, 2011 2:26 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli and Adam Jacobi

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal that has led to the arrests of two Penn State officials and the planned retirement of longtime head coach Joe Paterno, it appears that the school's highest ranking official will now lose his job as well.

According to a report in The Express Times, Penn State president Graham Spanier's resignation or termination could be coming shortly. In the report a source close to the Penn State Board of Trustess said that Spanier will either resign or be voted out by the end of the day. On Wednesday afternoon, Nate Bauer of BlueWhiteIllustrated.com reported that Spanier had submitted his resignation, though that report has yet to be confirmed.

Spanier has been silent for the last few days as many on the Penn State campus and across the country have called for his job following the news of Jerry Sandusky's actions at the school and Penn State's failure to act on them. According to another report in The Chronicle, Spanier's silence may not be by choice.

Per the paper, Spanier has been ordered to keep silent by the school's Board of Trustees:
That may not be his choice, two individuals close to the administration told The Chronicle on Tuesday. He is following strict orders from the university's Board of Trustees not to talk.

"It's tearing Graham up to sit by and watch everything he's done to build up this university over nearly 17 years—and see this individual's alleged acts tear away at it," said one of the sources, who asked not to be identified because of the board's policy.
The Penn State Board of Trustees is scheduled to hold a closed-door session on Thursday in which the futures of both Spanier and Paterno was expected be discussed. Paterno's future may still be discussed, but now, it's unclear whether Spanier's career will even last long enough to make it to the Thursday meeting.
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Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2011 12:17 pm
 

Report: PSU president Spanier may resign today

Oh stop it. Just stop it. I focus on Joe Paterno because he was GOD at that place.

Oh, so you are in default CONDONING Mike McQueary's failure to stop the crime in progress and his failure to call the police rather than pass the buck onto Paterno?

All because you feel Paterno controlled everything Penn State and nothing at all happened without his knowledge and consent.

Got it.


Yell    



Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 5:25 pm
 

Report: PSU president Spanier may resign today

'I am not saying we should stop talking about Penn State and Joe Paterno. I am saying it is unfair to focus just on JoePa. There is plenty of blame to spread around. '

Oh stop it. Just stop it. I focus on Joe Paterno because he was GOD at that place. And he KNEW. If anyone had the power to do something, it was Joe Paterno. And he CHOSE to kick the can. He CHOSE to do nothing. His own son, Scott Paterno, said that his father NEVER EVEN SPOKE TO SANDUSKY about that incident. This man has been with you for 3 decades. Somebody comes to you and says they saw something crazy, and you don't even ask them about it?? Are you kidding me? And we know why...because Joe Pa already knew what that man was. He already knew that Sandusky was a perv.

Sandusky is a serial compulsive child rapist. And Joe Paterno allowed this sicko to use HIS CAMPUS as a den of sin.



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2011 11:58 am
 

Report: PSU president Spanier may resign today

Yes, we are talking about heinous crimes. We are talking about several victims and their families who can never fully recover from what happened and there can never be adequate reparations or compensation for what happened. 

We should also be talking about the person who actually committed them rather than focus exclusively on Joe Paterno.

We should also be talking about Mike McQueary who witness the crime in progress and did not intervene or call the police. In stead he talked to his dad (who did not know to call the police) and then went the next day to see Paterno. Where is the hubbub about McQueary, who is also the Recruiting Coordinator and will be on the sideline at the upcoming game.

We should also be talking about due process and not invoking vigilante lynchings.; We should be convicting the accused based on factual evidence, verifiable witness accounts, and, again, due process.

We should be talking about the Penn State Board of Trustees who held a secret meeting and did not allow Paterno to speak on his own behalf or even be represented.

We should also be talking about Detective Ronald Schreffler and State College Police Department Detective Ralph Ralston for not arresting Sandusky in the 1998 case.

We should also be talking about Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar who dismissed the 1998 case.

We should also be talking about then janitor James Calhoun who, in 2000, witnessed an attack and failed to report it.

We should also be talking about Tim Curley and Gary Shultz and their reported roles in the 2002 coverup.

We should also be talking about the Second Mile Foundation and its role in facilitating Sanduskies attrocities.

We should also be talking about ex-PSU President Graham Spanier and his comments and the possibility of his involvement in a coverup. 

I am not saying we should stop talking about Penn State and Joe Paterno. I am saying it is unfair to focus just on JoePa. There is plenty of blame to spread around.    &nbs
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Since: Jan 23, 2007
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:25 pm
 

Report: PSU president Spanier may resign today

I'm sorry, but you are PATHETIC. We are talking about CHILD RAPE. We are talking about CHILDREN being VIOLATED. And he looked this monster in the face everyday after he KNEW what he was for YEARS. How many more children were violated because Joe Pa stood down. The man is a COWARD. And nothing he's taught means a damn thing because at the end of the day, he let a predator roam free on his watch.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:13 pm
 

Report: PSU president Spanier may resign today

Already being reported that Paterno is finished now. Tom Bradley is the interim coach. Though I am sure he knew of it as well.



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:00 pm
 

Report: PSU president Spanier may resign today

I was unaware this is the first case of its nature (I hope you're not Catholic or a boy scout). Paterno is a great person and didn't really o anything wrong. Perhaps he didn't call the police, but how many times has something similar happened and people failed to report something, too many. Just imagine hearing something like this about someone you had been an associate of for more than 30 years (you probably can't) and what you would think. It probably would be the last thing you would want to think about. Plus, you don't even really know what Paterno was told. He has had too much of a positive influence on people for this to override all of it and I'm not talking about football. People like you really have no idea about what Joepa is, and should really not comment. It is so much easier to type something like this in the comfort of your home than what it is to report someone of suspected abuse. But, I am sure you and everyone else that wants to hang Joepa would have been a hero and saved the day by doing the right thing and typing a blog about it. 



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:57 pm
 

Report: PSU president Spanier may resign today

bulldawg55?  A MISTAKE??? Forgetting to mop up water in a grocery store is a mistake... Not doing what is right when told by a graduate assistant... as you say hearsay?? Someone reporting they saw your friend and coach molesting a child in the football teams showers... isn't hearsay... Wow... You Joe backers are really something special... This isn't about who is less or more culpable... Each and everyone involved did their part and hopefully will be punished for what they did and didn't do... but to defend someone is different than not mentioning someone... People are defending the indefensible... That is why you have people like me sick to our stomachs that there are people trying to act like they would forgive Joe if their child was number 10 or 40 or however many children he molested after Joe was made completely aware of what had occured... Read the grand jury report like I did... I don't go by the media... obviously you are going by the media and not reading the report... I will cast that stone... Cause I would never allow someone to molest another child if it were brought to my attention... Bet your ass 2 seconds after I was told the police would be on their way...




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Report: PSU president Spanier may resign today

I think bulldawg's comments would be appropriate if we were talking about recruiting violations or something like the silliness at Ohio State, but we're talking about the ANAL RAPE OF CHILDREN.  Some mistakes are bigger than others. The man who Paterno knew ANALLY RAPED CHILDREN in the football facility was working out at that same football facility last week!  The sickest puppy on earth couldn't concoct a more disgusting situation. I don't see how PSU can even play another game this year and keep a straight face. 



Since: Jan 29, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:41 pm
 

Report: PSU president Spanier may resign today

This is in no way in a defense of a man who made a giant moral blunder, however lets remember Joe Paterno is a human being, not God.  And as a human being - he is going to make mistakes.  Raise your hand if you have never made one before.  Seriously folks, for a man who has coached generations of families, who has given millions and millions of dollars to humanitarian causes and the Central Pennsylvania community, who has been respected because of the way he carries himself and his program for 46 years, to be pushed out with zero dignity is absurd.  The man has earned the respect to coach the final 3 games of his careers.   In the whole scheme of this cover up, he is least responsible.  All he did was take hearsay and report hearsay to a superior.  He did what was legally obligated.  Do I think there should have been a follow up, absolutly, and its just bad judgement on his part (again, if you have never made a poor decision in you life, please contact me I want you to parent my kids).  But in the end it was a man of flesh and bones that just made a big mistake in the way he handled a situation that was brought to him.  Stop making decisions based upon media speculation and the opinions of your own moral upbringing, because chances are you and i didnt have that same moral upbringing and  chances are neither did Joe Paterno.

He who is without sin cast the first stone.



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:41 pm
 

Report: PSU president Spanier may resign today

You have to wonder what other issues this administration swept under the rug.  If this ever gets to court, gotta believe there will be some invoking their right against self incrimination.


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