The entire Penn State and Jerry Sandusky scandal is extremely disgusting, but recent disclosures add more to the disgust and horror of the whole scandal. ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. has uncovered one of those bombshell stories revealing that in the year 2004, then-Penn State president Graham Spanier was given the chance to allow a full Board of Trustees vote that would have the Board greater authority over football coach Joe Paterno.
However, these set of reforms and proposals were never brought to vote among the Board members eight years ago. As a result of this as Van Natta puts in his report, justice was irrevocably delayed and at least four boys were molested by Jerry Sandusky in the ensuing years and the Penn leadership was unable to do anything.
Even weirder is the fact that the irresponsible behavior shown by authorities and personnel responsible was not even mentioned in the report that was released by former FBI Director Louis Freeh. Some of the trustees who were approached for comment regarding the reforms by Van Natta came up with lame explanations saying that since there was not enough accountability during that time, it seemed reasonable to protect the university, whereas, others said that it could have increased their liability, by millions. Meanwhile, anger and agitation among people is all time high.
There are pictures circulating of a plane flying over State College with an ominous banner in tow. The message offers a clear cut ultimatum to PSU to take down the statue of child-rape enabler Joe Paterno that stands outside Beaver Stadium or they will do it themselves.
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