Penn State Riots

  • Aired:  11/10/11
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The firing of football coach Joe Paterno, following news of assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's alleged sexual abuse, outrages Penn State students. (1:57)

>> Jon: HEY, WELCOME BACK.

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME

FOOTBALL?

ALL RIGHT.

BY NOW YOU PROBABLY HEARD

ABOUT THE SITUATION

UNFOLDING AT PENN STATE

UNIVERSITY.

A LONG TIME ASSISTANT

FOOTBALL COACH JERRY

SANDUSKY WAS ARRESTED LAST

WEEKEND FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL

ABUSE OF CHILDREN.

TERRIBLE.

BUT IT'S ALSO COME OUT THAT

THOSE AROUND SANDUSKY KNEW

OF HIS BEHAVIOR FOR YEARS

INCLUDING AN INCIDENT IN

2002 WHERE 6 FOOT 5 INCH

ADULT EYE WITNESS WALKED IN

ON HIM RAPING A CHILD IN A

PENN STATE SHOWER AND DIDN'T

DO THE TWO THINGS MOST

PEOPLE WOULD DO IN THAT

SITUATION.

A, STOP IT AND CALL THE COPS,

OR B CALL THE COPS TO COME

STOP IT.

BOTH SCENARIOS INVOLVE THE

POLICE AND STOPPING IT.

(APPLAUSE)

>> Jon: BUT APPARENTLY WHAT

HAPPENED IS OVER THE NEXT

FEW DAYS SOME OF THE

AUTHORITIES WERE NOTIFIED

INCLUDING HEAD COACH JOE

PATERNO AND SANDUSKY WAS

PUNISHED BY NOT BEING

ALLOWED TO HAVE THE KEYS TO

THE PENN STATE SHOWER AND

MORE-- ANY MORE.

THEY WERE RUN A PRETTY TIGHT

SHIP.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THE

STUDENTS AT PENN STATE WERE

OUTRAGED TO FIND OUT.

>> THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS JAM

DOWNTOWN STREETS,

OVERTURNING A TV NEWS TRUCK,

KNOCKING OVER LIGHT POLES

AND THROWING ROCKS AT

POLICE.

>> TEARS IN MY EYES, HE'S

DONE SO MUCH FOR OUR

UNIVERSITY.

>> WE'RE IN SUPPORT OF OUR

SKOL AND JOE PA.

WE THINK IS IS RIDICULOUS HE

GOT FIRED OVER THIS

SITUATION.

>> Jon: I DON'T WANT TO JUMP

TO CONCLUSIONS HERE, BUT IT

APPEARS THE STREET RYEOUT IS

IN RESPONSE TO JOE PATERNO'S

FIRING.

SEE I GUESS IS HARD TO

BELIEVE THIS GUY YOU THINK

IS INFALLIBLE AND THIS

PROGRAM YOU THINK IS SACRED

COULD HIDE SUCH HEINOUS

ACTIVITY BUT THERE IS SOME

PRECEDENT FOR THAT.

YEAH.

>> AND JUST LIKE WITH THE

CATHOLIC CHURCH NO ONE IS

TRYING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR

RELIGION N THIS CASE TO THE

BALL.

THEY'RE JUST TRYING TO BRING

ACCOUNTABILITY TO A POPE AND

SOME OF HIS CARDINALS WHO

[BLEEP] UP.

SO DON'T WORRY, ON SATURDAY

YOU'LL STILL GET TO GO TO

SERVICES AGAINST NEBRASKA.

NO ONE IS GOING TO TAKE AWAY

BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY YOU'RE

YOUNG AND THAT WOULD BE A

TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE.

AND WE WOULDN'T WANT THAT

MEMORY TO SCAR YOU

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