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As I continue to follow this disgusting, discouraging and heart wrenching story of child abuse and the Penn State programs I am left with numerous unanswered questions. When you put them all together the answer is unnervingly clear.

1) How could the graduate assistant, Mike McQuery who saw what Jerry Sandusky was doing to the 10 year boy not stop it? He called his dad instead.

2) What was he scared of that he called his dad? Why was their any doubt in how he should react?

3) How is the then graduate assistant now assistant coach still on the staff and working at Penn State if he saw what happened and no one ever did anything about it?

4) How did Joe Paterno hear the words: 10 year old boy, Sandusky and shower and not act?

5) How every time after hearing those three phrases together did Paterno not question things when he saw Sandusky with another child, at his charity events, etc

6) How did two other victims go to the child services of State College and have their claims get dismissed?

7) How did campus police not react to a 1998 episode where Sandusky was in a shower with a 11 year old boy.

8) How when 2 years later when a janitor saw Sandusky performing a sex act on a child did the his supervisor not report it

8) How did Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, who was university VP over police, not react when told the story from McQuery

9) Who looks a man in the eye and says "you can't bring children here anymore." but somehow implies it is ok to take them elsewhere

10) HOW DOES A PRESIDENT OF A UNIVERSITY BURY SOMETHING LIKE THIS?

11) How was Sundusky allowed to be working out in the Penn State locker-room last week? Last week? Everyone knew what was going on.

Each of these questions can have individual answers, but collectively there is one unthinkable answer.

THE PENN STATE FOOTBALL PROGRAM WAS AN ENABLER TO CHILD ABUSE. THE CULTURE OF PENN STATE FOOTBALL WAS SUCH THAT NO ONE WAS WILLING TO ASK THE QUESTIONS, TAKE THE ACTION AND DO WHAT WAS OBVIOUSLY RIGHT. THE PENN STATE FOOTBALL PROGRAM WAS AN ENABLE TO CHILD ABUSE.

We have learned over the past that stories evolve and change. New details emerge. However, most of these details are these peoples own testimony in a grand jury statement not accusations or claims.

NO ONE HAD THE STRENGTH TO BE A WHISTLE BLOWER. EVERYONE WAS SCARED. SCARED OF WHO AND WHAT?

PATERNO SHOULD NOT COACH SATURDAY AND PENN STATE NEEDS TO SERIOUSLY CONSIDER THE CANCELLATION OF ITS FOOTBALL PROGRAM. THINGS THIS FILTHY NEED TO BE ERADICATED.

If you want more here is the timeline of everything - it is disturbing
http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/16049259/key-dates-in-penn-state-sex-abuse-case
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Totally agree. This situation is terrible and disgusts me. If you put sports ahead of children's lives, you don't deserve sports.
 
This story makes me sick! In my opinion any decent human being would react in a way to try and help these kids in that moment. This makes me so sad and utterly disgusted that it went on for as long as it did and Penn State just brushed the problem under the rug.
 
To me this is an indictment of college football as a whole. It just reinforces the fact that these coaches are operating personal fiefdoms outside the control or supervision of anyone. The president of Ohio State was telling the truth last year when he said he hoped that Tressel didn't fire him. 
 
Reading the timeline just shows how many failures to act there were. Everything should have been stopped in 1998 when the first report was made. It seems obvious that he "retired" in 1999 because of the allegations against him. The university allowed him to use his emeritus status to further abuse these boys. How many people knew what he did and what he was at that point and allowed him to have contact with boys and use his status at Penn State to his advantage? It's absurd.
 
Spot on, Locke. It makes me sick to my stomach to think it even had to be written. The fact that so many people turned an eye from, covered up or are pleading ignorance speaks to the culture of Penn State football and probably many other programs around college football. 
 
Deep down I have to wonder how the "disappearance of the DA" who should have pressed charges plays into this. Pretty curious, no?
 
Right on the money with this! It's disgusting that this was able to go on. Everyone who knew anything about this AT ANY TIME is guilty of (at a minimum) covering up a felony.
Sick to the Nth degree.
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