I don’t know how many of you are following the whole Joe Paterno/Penn State fiasco that’s going on right now, but it hit a boiling point today. In a nutshell, Joe Paterno is Penn State’s legendary football coach. Apparently his assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky had been raping young boys in the school’s shower for years. An person who witnessed one of these rapes came forward told Joe what had been going on. Joe didn’t go to the police with this knowledge, he simply told the athletic director – which began a massive cover-up that included several key administrators.
Joe tried to quit as head coach, but he was fired instead.
Word came out today that Paterno actually knew about a lot more than just the assistant coach raping young boys.
Shockingly, there are reports that even more depraved details about the sexual crimes committed by Sandusky will be revealed in the coming days. Pittsburgh radio host Mark Madden appeared on The Dennis and Callahan Show on WEEI in Boston and shared what he believes those allegations to be.
“I can give you a rumor and I can give you something I think might happen,” Madden said on the radio. “I hear there’s a rumor that there will be a more shocking development from the Second Mile Foundation — and hold on to your stomachs, boys, this is gross, I will use the only language I can — that Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors. That was being investigated by two prominent columnists even as I speak.”
When word came out last night that Joe Paterno had been fired – a wave of riots rocked the Penn State Campus. Swarms of fans were upset the coach had been fired. And Ashton Kutcher fired off some angry Tweets last night in support of the coach.
Following an avalanche of criticism, Ashton Kutcher deleted a controversial Tweet Wednesday night protesting the firing of Joe Paterno, admitting he hadn’t known about the sex-abuse scandal at Penn State.
“How do you fire Jo Pa? #insult #noclass as a hawkeye fan I find it in poor taste,” Kutcher wrote to his 8 million Twitter followers.
His followers responded with an explosion of insults, many of them extremely vicious, blasting the actor for defending the 84-year-old coach, who is under fire for possibly covering up former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky’s alleged sex abuse of young boys.
Kutcher, 33, soon realized his mistake, quickly backpedaled and admitted his ignorance. “Heard Joe was fired, fully recant previous tweet!” he wrote. “Didn’t have full story.”
He later deleted that message, too, and added this one: “As an advocate in the fight against child sexual exploitation, I could not be more remorseful for all involved in the Penn St. case.”
He also made this pledge: “As of immediately I will stop tweeting until I find a way to properly manage this feed. I feel awful about this error. Won’t happen again.”
This is the second Twitter faux pas in recent months for Kutcher. On Sept. 11, he backtracked after calling it “the greatest day of the year,” because it was the start of football season.
Paterno had earlier announced that he would retire at the end of the football season. Also fired was Penn State president Graham Spanier.
I can see how it would have been an easy mistake to tweet before thinking about it. But when you have 8 million followers, you owe it to them to do a little research before shooting your mouth off. I promise if I ever get 8 mil followers on Twitter that I will only make educated statements. Ok?
Source, Photo: INF