Won’t someone think of the enablers?

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Give it a rest, you assholes.

Former Penn State trustee Al Lord, who helped research and write the alumni trustees’ report, said Tuesday he has heard other trustees quietly criticize the Freeh report. He said he hopes the newly public document changes minds.

“It’s about the reputations of Paterno, Spanier, Curley and Schultz. They’re the ones who had the ultimate damage,” Lord said.

About those reputations…

Spanier was convicted in 2017 of a single misdemeanor count of child endangerment, and has a request pending before the state Supreme Court to review his case. A judge in 2017 threw out Spanier’s defamation lawsuit against Freeh.

Two of Spanier’s top lieutenants when he was president, vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley, pleaded guilty to child endangerment on the eve of trial and testified against him. Both served short terms in county jail. Spanier is free on bail pending appeal, and his lawyer declined comment on the new report.

I could be wrong, but I don’t think you’re gonna be able to unring that bell, Al.



Filed under Crime and Punishment, You Can't Put A Price Tag On Joe Paterno's Legacy

9 responses to “Won’t someone think of the enablers?

  1. They’re doing it for the children, I assume.

    What a bunch of douche bags … sorry for insulting feminine care products like that.


  2. Biggus Rickus

    And this is why I wanted them to get the death penalty. They should have done it to Baylor, too, for what it’s worth.

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    • I get that, but the NCAA had no desire to get into an extended court fight with either school over it.


      • Biggus Rickus

        I get that, but if there are no real repercussions, these cultures aren’t going to change. I don’t pretend to have the answer, as the NCAA is only as effective an enforcement body as the colleges want them to be. There would need to be some kind of third party governing these things, but I don’t see how we’d get there.


        • They want them to be effective at suspending players for selling jerseys and signing autographs and patrolling what kind of spread is available for bagels served on a recruiting visit.

          They have no desire to see the NCAA actually enforce the rule of the loss of institutional control.


  3. Doug

    I wish I cared about anything, anything, in this world as much as these guys care about rehabbing Joe Paterno’s image.

    I almost feel like there should be a new Lexicon entry for The Real Victims Here™️—not the kids Sandusky molested, nor the women assaulted at Baylor, nor Jordan McNair, but rather the incredibly wealthy and powerful men who had the power to do something about those outrages but didn’t. Pedophilia, rape and manslaughter are all terrible things, but criticizing the people in charge, that’s the real injustice.


  4. Dawg Vegas

    “It’s about the reputations of Paterno, Spanier, Curley and Schultz. They’re the ones who had the ultimate damage,” 

    That’s one of the most tone-deaf, infuriating statements I’ve read in a while, and that’s really saying something these days.

    Ultimate damage? Ultimate as in last? Nope. Ultimate as in most? Don’t get me fucking started. I will never understand them or the need to restore that enabling bunch of criminals to their former reputations.

    Man, this kind of assholery gets my blood boiling.


    • And the NCAA backed off the vacated wins for State Penn. This all forgiving society BS really pisses me off, all of the cases mentioned above should have resulted in significantly stronger penalties, especially the criminal punishment for those involved. We have become way too soft.