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Penn State Hit With Over 60 Million Dollars In Fines From The NCAA Over Role In Sandusky Scandal

This morning the NCAA announced the penalties for Penn State’s role in the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal which will include wins from ’98-’11 vacated and $60 million dollars in fines and more.

Penn State was socked with a four-year postseason ban, the loss of 40 scholarships over four years and a $60 million fine stemming from  its actions in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

In addition, all victories from 1998-2011 have been vacated, a huge blow to the coaching legacy of Joe Paterno, now formerly the leader in Division I college football victories…….

The reaction of Penn State was one of acceptance.

“Today we receive a very harsh penalty from the NCAA and as head coach of the Nittany Lions football program, I will do everything in my power to not only comply, but help guide the university forward to become a national leader in ethics, compliance and operational excellence,” Coach Bill O’Brien, Paterno’s successor, said in a statement released by the school. “I knew when I accepted the position that there would be tough times ahead. But I am committed for the long term to Penn State and our student athletes.”

The $60 million fine, amounts fo one year’s gross revenue from the football program and will be used to endow a fund for victims of abuse and to prevent future abuse,.  Penn State athletes will be free to transfer and retain immediate eligibility, due to the possibility of a mass exodus from the University.

Although the school avoided the so-called death penalty, which would have shut the program down, the sanctions are so serious that it could take the school years to recover.

The penalties come one day after Penn State tore down its statue of Joe Paterno. The action came two days after a banner plane flew over the university bearing the warning: “Tear it down or we will.”

Rush Limbaugh Claims The Powerful Gay Lobby Is Preventing The Media From Saying Jerry Standusky Is Gay

On his radio show last week, Rush Limbaugh claimed that the “powerful gay lobby” is stopping the media from calling Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who has been charged with child molestation “gay”

LIMBAUGH: Sandusky does not represent all of homosexuality, just like the priests in the Catholic Church don’t represent all of homosexuality, just like the aberrant criminals in heterosexual society don’t represent all heterosexuals. But because the gay lobby is very powerful, people don’t go there. People don’t address it, they don’t talk about it, and as such, an element of the problem never gets dealt with.

Perhaps Limberger Limbaugh doesn’t understand the reason the media isn’t calling Sandusky “gay” is because Standusky DOES NOT identify as gay, is married,  has grown children and experts say that men who molest young boys aren’t necessarily gay, and there is no credible link between homosexuality and pedophilia.

But that doesn;t stop old expert Rush who exclaimed:  “Sandusky has to be — he’s a gay guy. Nobody’s mentioning that aspect, because it’s just too dangerous.”

Perhaps Limbaugh has some first hand experience at pedophilia that we all know nothing about that makes him an expert.    Limbaugh keeps calling this subject “the elephant in the room” maybe thats because Sandusky as well as Joe Paterno are BOTH registered Republican’s

Maybe it’s a “GOP” thing?

“Sandusky has to be — he’s a Republican”

Limbaugh’s attitude is exactly the type of attitude that also equates rape with sex and sexual harassment with sexual attraction. 

Oh, wait.  That’s Herman Cain

Peter LaBarbera and AFTHA Use The Penn State Tragedy And It’s Victims To Promote Their Anti-Gay Agenda

The shock and sadness of what has happened to over 100 children at Penn State University has touched everyone in the country..  But it has touched none so much as disgusting anti-gay activists like Peter LaBarbera, the president of Naperville, Ill.-baesd Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) who are blatantly using this tragedy and its innocent victims to push thier hateful anti-gay agenda.

LaBarbera, who falsely keeps claiming that Jerry Sandusky’s horrid actions are the result of being gay even though Sandusky identifies as heterosexual, is married, and has grown children is now blaming LGBT-rights advocates for having a hand in  perpetuating sexual violence against children in an oft handed way.  

On Thursday LaBarbera sent out he following Press Release not once, but THREE times via the news-wire service the Christian Communication Network:

Sandusky is married but obviously has a homosexuality (perversion) problem. Yet pro-“gay” liberals will deny any linkage between homosexuality and Sandusky’s rape/seduction of boys. In fact, after news of the Penn State scandal came to light, “gay” activists stressed that Sandusky is married and that most pedophile cases involve “straight, married men.” However, behavior is what matters — not a person’s marital status or self-described “sexual orientation.” Sandusky was married but was he really “straight” (sexually or morally)? Some inner demons or life traumas — probably in his own youth — caused him to lust for boys, wrecking untold misery in the lives of his victims. Behavior is the issue, and this was a case of a serial homosexual predator raping boys.

For LaBarbera and other right wing  supposedly “Christian” groups to use this horrible tragedy and its victims to spout lies and misinformation just to push their own hateful agenda is monstrous.   Numerous studies and reasearch from reputable organizations and accredited institutions of higher learning, unlike that of the sham research that LaBarbera and his ilk use, proves there is NO LINK whatsoever between being gay and child molestation,

We can not allow laBarbera and the “christian right” to use this tragedy, and those poor children for their own hateful purposes and they should finally be seen by all as the hateful sociopath monsters that they really are.

Source: American Independent

Bryan Fischer Blames Gays For Penn State Molestations Despite The Fact That Jerry Sandusky Is Married and Straight

Well it was just a matter of time I suppose.

Anti-gay hate groups like Bryan Fischer of the AFA  are beginn9ing to use the child molestation tragedy at Penn State to further their anti-gay agenda by using inaccurate statistics and turning an absolute blind eye to the fact that Jerry Sandusky, the man responsible for the molestations identifies as straight and is married.

Its absolutely disgusting that The American Family Association, Fischer and their ilk would take advantage of such a horrible event and the child victims to lie and further their hateful anti-gay agenda.

Penn State Football Legend Charged With Sex Crimes Against 40 Young Boys

67 year old Gerald Arthur “Jerry” Sandusky was a legend at Penn State. 

Sandusky (pictured left) served as an assistant coach  under Joe Paterno, and was one of the most notable major college football coaches to never have held a head coaching position.  He was honored with Assistant Coach of the Year awards in 1986 and 1999.  When Sandusky retired in 1999 he continued to use the school’s facilities for his work with The Second Mile, a foundation he established to help at-risk children and  hosted many summer football camps at Penn State. His son’s, Jon and E.J. followed thier father into football where they now serve as Director of Player Personnel for the Cleveland Browns and an assistant football coach at West Chester University.

But on Friday Nov 4th,  Pennsylvania’s attorney general indicted Sandusky with 40 charges of sex crimes against young boys, following a three-year investigation into allegations that he had inappropriate contact with a 15-year-old boy over the course of four years, beginning when the boy was ten years old.

“This is a case about a sexual predator who used his position within the university and community to repeatedly prey on young boys,” Pennsylvania State Attorney General Linda Kelly.said

Also among the allegations was a 2002 incident in which a graduate assistant for the team said he saw Sandusky assault a boy in the shower at the Nittany Lions’ practice center.

According to the indictment, in 2002 a Penn State graduate assistant walked in on Sandusky having intercourse with a ten-year-old boy. The next day, he reported the incident to Paterno, who informed the school. Ultimately, the only action the school took was to order Sandusky not to bring any children from Second Mile to the football building–an action that was approved by school president Graham Spanier

The indictment goes on to say “Through the Second Mile, Sandusky had access to hundreds of boys, many of whom were vulnerable due to their social situations,” the grand jury report said.

Sandusky was arraigned on Saturday and released after posting $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 9.

The scandal reaches into the upper echelons of the Penn State athletic organization.

Sandusky, nor his family have made no comments

*Many thanks to gsturk1 for the tip