Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Sue 'em and the last good guy falls

Another day another accuser. This time we finally have a face and specific allegations. Here’s what you do Herman. Be bold. Sue her and challenge her to take a lie detector test. That should pretty much settle the argument.

I’m not sure what the point of all this is. 10 year old accusation comes out just as Cain begins to gain traction in the polls. Why wouldn’t have all these cockroaches come out when Cain announced? And Gloria Allred? Who is paying her?

That’s it on Cain for now. Tomorrow we’ll deal with the new accuser.

Sports, the last bastion to escape the daily trials of life, or at least it was. Every time you invest in a team or athlete, it seems they let you down. Tiger Woods: a golf phenomena or just a lying sack of crap? The latter. Jim Tressel: clean cut all-American coach or lying sack of crap? The latter. Joe Paterno: legendary coach who could always be counted upon to put principle ahead of winning or lying sack of crap? Sadly, the latter.

Some creepy assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, it seems was using the Penn State locker as a sex play ground with young boys. According to a report, a graduate assistant told Paterno in 2002 that he had seen a naked Sandusky sexually assaulting a 10-year-old in the showers.

So well geez, that’s only, what, 9 measly years ago. Let’s let the system work. After all these things take time, right Joe? To his credit, Paterno reported this to his bosses and then ignored it for the last 9 YEARS! Ignored, may be too strong but it's unclear whether he did anything else. He didn’t call the cops. And for some inexplicable reason Sandusky still had access to the Penn State facilities.

OK innocent until proven guilty. But for that to happen, you have to report the crime Joe. And you couldn’t say to your old buddy Jerry, “Hey, Jerry, until this gets cleared up, I don’t want you hanging around my locker room.” Come on man! That would be the absolute minimum, you’d think.

In a statement Joe Pa said:

If true, the nature and amount of charges made are very shocking to me and all Penn Staters. While I did what I was supposed to with the one charge brought to my attention, like anyone else involved I can’t help but be deeply saddened these matters are alleged to have occurred.

Huh? YGBSM. Charges are shocking? They may have been shocking in 2002, but you cannot seriously expect anyone to believe that you’re shocked now after what you learned in 2002. That’s like finding a baggie of dope in your son’s drawer and doing nothing about it. Then 9 years later, you act as if you’re shocked when he’s arrested for possession of drugs.

Joe Pa went on to say:

As my grand jury testimony stated, I was informed in 2002 by an assistant coach that he had witnessed an incident in the shower of our locker room facility. It was obvious that the witness was distraught over what he saw, but he at no time related to me the very specific actions contained in the Grand Jury report.

Yeah, and you sure as hell didn’t want to know, did you Joe? Why ask any penetrating questions that would get to the butt of the situation? I know. That was shameless. Sorry Joe, the whole state of PA may give you pass on this, but no one else will.

And can I just point out the obvious. It is unlikely that Sandusky stumbled upon his preference for young boys only after retiring from Penn State. How many kids’ lives was this creep wrecking while he was under your direct supervision Joe? How many recruiting trips did the university pay for this creep to recruit shower partners instead of football players?

The ONLY good news in this is that, suddenly, for Jim Tressel and The Ohio State University, selling your own property to a tattoo parlor doesn’t seem like that big of a deal.

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