Chris Maloney 
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Re: “Best word for Paterno and family? Arrogance

I have followed the SANDUSKY scandal closely ever since November. I have read everything both pro and con PSU and Paterno that I can get my hands on, including the Freeh report in its entirety which has led me to two main conclusions.
Conclusion #1 There are very few people who are really interested in the welfare of the children and understanding what really happened here so that it can be prevented from happening again because if the children were the main concern, there would be a public outcry to investigate The Second Mile (the conduit for Jerry Sandusky and the organization he founded and was employed by), Pennsylvania’s DPW (who totally mishandled the 1998 case) and the procedures in place at the high schools where Sandusky was often given free reign to work with these students.
Conclusion #2 When it comes to arrogance and wielding of power, NO ONE is more guilty of that than the sanctimonious members of the media who from day 1 have been salivating at the thought of making this more about Paterno and PSU than anything else.

Your pathetic excuse for an article Point by Point
#1 Attacking the Family – Really?
If someone was accusing a member of your family of something heinous- are you telling me you wouldn’t defend them, and if you wouldn’t – all I can say is Thank God I am not a member of your family!!!!

#2 Have you bothered to read the Freeh Report in its entirety (not just Freeh’s summary or his press conference)? If you had, then you would realize that the “evidence” doesn’t support the conclusions. Not only should everyone named in Freeh’s report discredit it – they should take him to court for slander and PSU should sue him for malpractice.

#3 Paterno is the only person who expressed regret and concern and the family repeatedly expresses concern for the victims in their statements.

#4 Your mockery of the“Grand Experiment” – really?
Look at PSU player graduation rate throughout Paterno’s tenure
Talk to the people who played for him
Talk to the students who use the library that was built through donations of millions of his own personal wealth
Talk to the Paterno scholars whose education is being supported by endowments again supported by Paterno family donations
(By the way in case you can’t figure it out – the majority of people in the last 2 groups NEVER played a down of football)

#5 Iron Fist - you have got to be kidding me
Do you honestly think that there is one highly motivated, driven, successful person on the face of the planet who doesn’t have their share of detractors? And most successful people are self confident and can sometimes come off as arrogant. Look how self righteous and arrogant you are and you aren’t nearly as successful in your career path as Paterno was for years in his.

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Posted by Chris Maloney on 08/18/2012 at 3:09 PM

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