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Manatee HS administrators have Penn State to blame for charges

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  • CM posted at 9:18 pm on Mon, Aug 19, 2013.

    CM Posts: 2

    Great points!

  • CM posted at 9:16 pm on Mon, Aug 19, 2013.

    CM Posts: 2

    The irony is the PSU officials DID report the suspicion of abuse. (Although the media glossed over that part...) These laws are written by experts to strike a balance between protecting the privacy and reputation of those not proven guilty, yet also protect innocent victims. Not a single person at Penn State outside of the FORMER coach Sandusky, has been proven guilty yet.

    On top of that, Sandusky retired in 1999. Why would anyone want to protect him in 2001? Any comparison between Manatee and Penn State is a joke.

  • nellie r posted at 6:42 pm on Sun, Aug 18, 2013.

    nellie r Posts: 1

    So the writer's "opinion" about laws that were passed to help prevent abuse are somehow "Penn State's fault"??? That's really rich. Nice to know you care as much about this important social issue as you do about football. Your priorities are in the wrong place.

    I also find it extremely ironic that you don't get it that YOU, the media "created" the false Penn state narrative that you now want to "blame".

    Read that attorney's quote again and think a little bit: Still, Zimmerman says, “It is highly unlikely that people would risk their careers, risk criminal punishment, so an assistant coach would remain on the job. That's a stretch.”

    It is also the "stretch" that was made by Louis Freeh in his report, based on, so far, no evidence presented to date in the Penn State media-fueled circus.

  • FL Teacher posted at 10:43 am on Sun, Aug 18, 2013.

    FL Teacher Posts: 1

    Some headline!! Actually the Manatee administrators have themselves to blame for the charges. Reporting suspected child abuse has always been part of their responsibility. And to answer the quote of the attorney....Yes they would perform such a cover up to protect an assistant football coach. different story if it were the assistant girls softball coach though. Lots of skewed priorities in high school athletics. Do you think these pro athletes get it from the wind?