UPDATE: So, Joe Paterno Knew about Jerry Sandusky as Far Back as 1976, Allegedly

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From Penn Live:

A new bombshell dropped in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal Thursday.

It came in the form of a single line in a court order on a related insurance coverage case involving Penn State, and its full ramifications can’t immediately be gauged.

But that line was eye-popping in itself.

The line in question states that one of Penn State’s insurers has claimed “in 1976, a child allegedly reported to PSU’s Head Coach Joseph Paterno that he (the child) was sexually molested by Sandusky.”

The order also cites separate references in 1987 and 1988 in which unnamed assistant coaches witnessed inappropriate contact between Sandusky and unidentified children, and a 1988 case that was supposedly referred to Penn State’s athletic director at the time.

These guys might want to hold off on rebuilding those two statues.

UPDATEPhilly.com reports Penn State paid to settle the claims:

Pennsylvania State University paid settlements to end claims that Joe Paterno and other coaches at the school knew as early as the 1970s that Jerry Sandusky was sexually assaulting children, according to court filings and a person familiar with the payouts.

One accuser was a child when he allegedly told Paterno in 1976 that Sandusky had molested him. Two assistant coaches witnessed Sandusky’s misconduct with children in the 1980s, and a former athletic director also was told about sexual contact between the former assistant coach and a child, the filings state.

Oh, wow.


67 Responses

  1. Penn live is trash…..
    An insurance company seeking to avoid coverage alleged conduct that might accomplish that. It’s not fact. It’s just an unproven allegation.

  2. So glad Paterno is burning in h e l l alongside Bill Conlin and Hitler.

  3. hmmmm….. There’s a hidden agenda here that any one who actually did some research instead of biting off some a terrible pen live site would realize what’s going on.

    Student blog understands legal filing, people with journalism degrees do not.

    An insurance company attempting to avoid paying out Penn State’s settlements for Jerry Sandusky victims claims that Joe Paterno knew about Sandusky’s abuse as early as 1976, according to a court ruling issued today citing allegations made by the insurance company.

    “An allegation now about an alleged event 40 years ago, as represented by a single line in a court document regarding an insurance issue, with no corroborating evidence, does not change the facts. Joe Paterno did not, at any time, cover up conduct by Jerry Sandusky.”

    1. I’m sorry your school hid this for so long, but just let it go… Stop trying to fight it…

  4. And the Paterno faithful & his obese son Scott will continue to deny, deny and deny. They truly are a despicable group of people.

  5. Didn’t Sandusky run with uncle Eddie back in the 80s?

    1. Hey douchebag, how dare you group the great Ed Snider, a gentleman through and through, with cretins like Bigmouth Bill Conlin and Joe Pa. You should really check yourself when dealing with such a serious subject.

      1. Juuuuuuuuuuuuuu bag Snider is rotting in H E double hockey sticks because his juuuuuuu people murdered My Son

    2. Snider is still is looking for his Brinks’ Truck that he said was in the funeral procession with all the playoff ticket money. He can’t spend that sh1t down here.

  6. So now it’s wrong to mentor kids in the bhole? I wish somebody would have told me that ten years ago 🙁

  7. Ped U. We can also thank all of the Ped U alumni for the current idiot we have as governor. All because Corbett dared to question that molester accomplice Joe Pa.

    1. As AG, Corbett slow-walked the investigation to keep it from going public before he got elected governor, so he got what he deserved.

  8. Sucks if you are associated with this school, this will be the first thing people think of when they hear PSU for decades to come.

    1. hasn’t effected the job prospect market because most of the internet hardos are insignificant pussies in real life.

  9. everyone with one of those stupid 409 stickers on their car should have their skulls caved in. fuck pennstate

    WE ARE BECAUSE HE WAS!(a pedo defender)

    1. Blue and white forever!!! Joe and Jerry touched us in many intimate ways that only the outsiders and haters would understand. Maybe they can bring back that precious Joe Pa statue and have it bent over while taking a big inmates johnson up his old wrinkly ass! For the f-wads that said he followed protocol you are just as disgusting as him and his kid touching right hand man! 409 is how many dicks you should have stuck in your butts! Sickos and pervs!

  10. Time for these PSU brainwashed idiots to wake up. Stop defending this animal! He knew all up there and it disgusts me he did nothing. His legacy will forever be tarnished!!! Get over it people!!

  11. Dear commenters, The Pennsylvania State University belongs to and is paid for by the people of Pennsylvania. Stop trying to act like you have nothing to do with it if you happened to not attend class there.

  12. Yeah we’ll just all stop paying taxes….ya shitbird

    1. You know you’ve hit a home run when no one actually refutes your statement.

      1. I’ll refute your initial statement. I think that the Penn State University System should be broken up. Most people don’t realize that a high percentage of kids only attend the Main Campus (State College) for their last years but get a PSU diploma. Their first two years were spent on a branch campus (Erie, Altoona, York and 21 other locations) but the grads are brainwashed to believe that they are Penn Staters and will always vote that way. What kind of quality control can the Main Campus really maintain? So I’m a PA taxpayer and voter but what chance is there that my voice will be heard? Why should I bear any responsibility for some out of control football program that protected a long-time child molesting assistant? No, JoePa and the other criminals in the athletic dept and school administration, along with the know-nothing jock sniffing lemmings constitute Penn State’s fan base are the ones responsible for this horror that the Sandusky cover-up has become. The only thing they have done that I consider honorable is have his career win total restored. He won the games and titles, don’t try to retroactively rewrite history.

        1. only a true philly mouthbreather could rip loyal psu fans while throwing his money away at eagles, phllies, flyers, and sixers games. Ownership laughs at you dumb fucks for just pissing your money away year after year.

          1. The irony of a guy with a screen name BEING A PHILADELPHIAN CAN BE EMBARRASSING while showing no such shame in defending the PSU scandal and their disgusting followers. Get a grip on reality loser.

        2. Ahhh, please keep your words to under 4,000. Fell asleep at “I’ll…”

  13. In April of 1994, Penn State and Joe Paterno came out with the statement that whenever Joe Pa stepped down, Sandusky would not be the heir apparent. Those slime balls knew right then and there that Sandusky was Conlining around.

  14. Haha philly trash bashing PSU. I almost feel sorry for you pieces of shit.

    1. Your handle and comments don’t appear to be getting the heat you were looking for. Better luck next time, all good……

  15. Well at least we put away those Duke Lacrosse players, those UVA frat boys, and Kobe Bryant. Go sheep or whatever our mascot is.

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