Legendary coach Joe Paterno is dead

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    They said it was from complications of lung cancer but he looked pretty healthy when he was fired. He would have had a hell of a legacy if it wasn't for that (alleged) homosexual pedophile he had working for him.
     
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    he turned a blind eye to children being raped...RIP
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t6Hrw0TN-I]CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE - US-Nationwide Childabuse Ring for the Rich & Powerful (Part 1/7) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    It's more complicated than "turning a blind eye". You could ask if he had the legal or moral duty to act on rumors even if it would undermine the entire football program. It was a tough decision and Paterno avoided it until it was too late. I think he deserved to be fired but he was fired so that others in the university might keep their own jobs.
     
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    They say one mistake shouldn't prevent him from being recognized for what he accomplished.

    But man, WHAT a fucking "mistake" he made.

    He did his duty in the most minimal way conceivable.

    Meanwhile, in all other respects, and for ALL intents and purposes, he did nothing -- not even as much as actually lifting a finger -- to prevent it from continuing.

    I'm sorry his last days had to be filled with such misery. Really. But I cannot work up too much sorrow, now, about his passing knowing what we know about this whole sordid story.
     
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    Regardless of the terrible things he has apparently done in his life.....his death will be very difficult for his family. A person can 'look good' up till a couple of days before they lose their life to the fucking cancer crap. I know.....my Mother battled lung cancer. But people used to walk into her home and tell me that if I had not told them she was terminal....they would have never known she was dying with cancer.
    It was about 2 days before she slipped away, that it was apparent how bad it all was. (from a physical side)....I already knew everything else.
    But I hope the Paterno family can find peace.....because even tho he has passed on, those awful stories will probably never stop.
     
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    His death isn't going to be difficult for anyone in his family. The man was 85 years old. He had been sick for a long time. His death, if any feeling to be attributed to his family is one of relief. They deserve respect and to be left alone.
     
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    They do deserve respect and privacy, I agree.
    But his family loved him, and while I am sure they wanted his suffering to end.......they are going to miss him. Which is something that is difficult.
    Having a loved one in your life for however many years....then one day they are gone.........isn't a pleasant experience.
    I don't know anyone who doesn't think death is a difficult thing......
     
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    He looked pretty good and apparently felt that he had a couple more years left in him. He's fired and he is dead in a month. I wonder if the old coach "accidentally" took too much medication.
     
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    Hard to tell.
    I have often wondered what goes thru a person's mind, when they know they are dying with cancer and there is no hope.
    He was 85 after all........
     

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