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Many NFL scouts won't miss Paterno

Posted on: November 10, 2011 12:44 pm
 
One NFC scout was asked how he felt about Joe Paterno leaving.

"I hate to see any of this stuff happening," the scout said, "but people in my line of work won't miss him."

The reason? Paterno was notorious for his abuse of scouts and personnel men who tried to interview players or the staff in preparation for the NFL draft and free agency.

None of this stuff compares to the grand ugliness that happened at the school regarding molestation charges but it does open a small window -- a tiny one -- into how tight control Paterno had at the school.

It wasn't unusual for scouts to set up an appointment to speak with a player or group of players, or even Paterno himself, only to find after traveling to campus Paterno would cancel all appointments.

Eventually, I'm told, scouts were only allowed to come on certain open dates. Sometimes they'd be allowed to watch practice, sometimes not. Paterno had his favorites and would let certain scouts he liked or thought were friends of the program have better access to the team than others.

"Penn State was one of the worst places to try and do your job," said the scout.

Dan Shonka, a former scout, tweeted recently: "I have received several e-mails from retired and present #NFL scouts that reminded me that #JoePaterno hindered us from doing our job at #PennSt How so? #CoachPaterno had a rule that scouts could only visit on open dates and watching prospects during practice was not allowed. Many #scouts blame #PennSt busts over the years on the lack of info #CoachPaterno let out..."

Category: NFL
Tags: Penn State
 
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Since: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:16 am
 

Many NFL scouts won't miss Paterno

Dang it's easy to recognise the Paterno lovers in the comments.  Paterno must a let them have access to his "anything goes" showers as well.




Since: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:12 am
 

Many NFL scouts won't miss Paterno

First of all, you spelled racist  wrong.  Second, I don't see any racism in the article, just a distain for Joe "feel free to do what ever you want in the showers" Paterno.  An annoying, power hungry, gomer.  BOOOOYAAAAAAAHHHH!



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Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2011 5:55 pm
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Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: November 11, 2011 2:35 pm
 

Many NFL scouts won't miss Paterno

Freeman should be FIRED , and CBS should be held accountable for continiuing to print his RASICT propaganda !!!!!!!



Since: Dec 4, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Many NFL scouts won't miss Paterno

Ask Robbie Gould what Paterno did to him!



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: November 11, 2011 10:12 am
 

Many NFL scouts won't miss Paterno

why McQueary, who allowed the child to be molested did not get fired too.
McQueary is there for as long as it takes to get him on the stand and give his testimony at Sanduskys trial. After that, he's gone from Penn State as fast as possible. They're keeping him close for now because they need him, I'm sure they telling him some BS about how they support him, etc, etc, but believe me, after he testifies, he'll be gone-goodbye!



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2011 9:33 am
 

Many NFL scouts won't miss Paterno

OMG. Freeman should be fired for this one.  

"notorious for his abuse"
"grand ugliness"
"how tight control Paterno had at he school"

This is so blatantly twisted it makes FOXNEWS look cohereent.  My G#d CBS... we get it already!  You hate and will bash anything that is not the SEC.  That being said, this little snippet is downright ridiculous.  What a gutless coward and disgusting person.

Congrats Freeman, if your attempt was to become as repulsive as a man like Sandusky in his action... well, you've made that a reality in your profession! 



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2011 8:11 am
 

Many NFL scouts won't miss Paterno

Harry, Thanks, I had not even thought about the whistle blowers law. I kept trying to figure out why McQueary, who allowed the child to be molested did not get fired too.  This is assuming he was the one that actually blew the whistle on them, but naturally that will not be known to Penn St, it cold be one of the victims or parents too. I have seen nothing indicating he was the whistle blower.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: November 11, 2011 7:42 am
 

Many NFL scouts won't miss Paterno

Does it even matter? That school should be shut down, let alone have scouts look at the players. I hope this school sinks.



Since: Apr 23, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2011 2:21 am
 

Many NFL scouts won't miss Paterno

sorry buddy, but comparing all white men to hitler and all black males to mother theresa is a racist statement. That's the most idiotic statement i've heard since Hank Williams got kicked off mnf.  In the words of Rodney King "Can't we all just get along"?  Peace bro and Go Niners!!!


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