Enter: The top ranking officials at Penn State.
According to Penn State’s long-awaited internal review over how the university handled the rampant pedophilia of Jerry Sandusky (which can be read in its entirety HERE), former President Graham Spanier, former Vice President Gary Schultz, Paterno, and former athletic director Tim Curley “never demonstrated, through actions or words, any concern for the safety and well-being of Sandusky’s victims until after Sandusky’s arrest.”
“Four of the most powerful people at The Pennsylvania State University –failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade.”
FOR OVER 10 YEARS?!?!?! They knew Jerry Sandusky was RAPING young boys for over a decade and did nothing?!?!
I’m sick. We’re all sick.
Allow me to shine a light on our world’s ultimate example of COWARDICE:
On Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno:
“On Friday, February 9, 2001, University graduate assistant Michael McQueary observed Sandusky involved in sexual activity with a boy in the coach’s shower room in the University’s Lasch Building. McQueary met with and reported the incident to Paterno on Saturday, February 10, 2001. Paterno did not immediately report what McQueary told him, explaining that he did not want to interfere with anyone’s weekend.”
“Paterno told a reporter (regarding the 2001 allegations) that ‘I didn’t know exactly how to handle it and I was afraid to do something that might jeopardize what the university procedure was. So I backed away and turned it over to some other people, people I thought would have a little more expertise than I did. It didn’t work out that way.’”
“Paterno was asked, “Other than the  incident that Mike McQueary reported to you, do you know in any way, through rumor, direct knowledge, or any fashion, of any other inappropriate sexual conduct by Jerry Sandusky with young boys?” Paterno responded, “I do not know of anything else that Jerry would be involved in of that nature, no. I do not know of it. You did mention — I think you said something about a rumor. It may have been discussed in my presence, something else about somebody. I don’t know. I don’t remember, and I could not honestly say I heard a rumor.”
Rot in hell, you son of a bitch.
On Penn State’s President Graham Spanier:
“By not promptly and fully advising the Board of Trustees about the 1998 and 2001 child sexual abuse allegations against Sandusky and the subsequent Grand Jury investigation of him, Spanier failed in his duties as President. The Board also failed in its duties to oversee the President and senior University officials in 1998 and 2001 by not inquiring about important University matters and by not creating an environment where senior University officials felt accountable.”
“Spanier said, in his interview with the Special Investigative Counsel, that he never heard a report from anyone that Sandusky was engaged in any sexual abuse of children. He also said that if he had known or suspected that Sandusky was abusing children, he would have been the first to intervene.”
On Penn State’s Senior Vice President-Finance and Business Gary C. Schultz:
“Even after criminal charges were announced against Schultz and Curley in November 2011, Spanier continued to downplay the serious harm that could result to Penn State’s reputation from the criminal charges, and issued a statement of ‘unconditional support’ for Schultz and Curley.”
“… In order to avoid the consequences of bad publicity, the most powerful leaders at the University — Spanier, Schultz, Paterno and Curley — repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky’s child abuse from the authorities, the University’s Board of Trustees, the Penn State community, and the public at large. The avoidance of the consequences of bad publicity is the most significant, but not the only, cause for this failure to protect child victims and report to authorities.”
On Athletic Director Timothy M. Curley:
“These men concealed Sandusky’s activities from the board of trustees, the university community and authorities. They exhibited a striking lack of empathy for Sandusky’s victims by failing to inquire as to their safety and well-being, especially by not attempting to determine the identity of the child who Sandusky assaulted in the Lasch Building in 2001.”
“Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State,” Freeh wrote. “The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized.”
I’m not sure who deserves worse treatment in prison, Jerry Sandusky or every single on of these dirt bags.