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Penn State Scandal

JoePa's Only Part of the Problem

11/8/2011 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


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Joe Paterno's catching all the heat -- but is someone higher on the Penn State food chain really to blame for covering up the child sex abuse scandal? ESPN Radio 1450's Cory Giger and PSU students join us for the heated debate. 

Plus, presidential hopeful Herman Cain says he's never even met his latest accuser -- and the shocking news of Heavy D's death ... as it broke in the TMZ newsroom.


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(0:00) No time for teases today -- Harvey and Charles jump right into the PSU molestation scandal.
(4:00) Evan is adamant -- PSU should fire coach Joe Paterno.
(5:01) Charles is so fired up now ... Harvey can't get a word in.
(7:10) Corey Giger from ESPN radio is on the horn -- and he's disgusted JoePa didn't contact the police.
(10:01) How many people knew?
(14:15) Corey says rumors have been swirling about this scandal for years ... it just wasn't an easy story the break.
(28:00) Breaking news -- Herman Cain is addressing the sexual harassment claims.
(33:01) Herman says he saw Gloria Allred and his accuser for "the very first time" during yesterday's news conference.
(42:01) More breaking news -- rapper Heavy D is dead ... and we just broke the story.
(47:05) Evan has more details on Heavy's death -- and talks about awesome D was whenever TMZ ran into him.

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Shaebutta22    

First.. hehe!

1077 days ago
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Mallerie    

Would the Conrad Murray do***entary not be considered a profit from crime, Harvey? How is it different from hiring a ghost writing to pen his story?

1077 days ago
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Jenny    

HARVEY, MURRY IS GUILTY AS HELL. HE WAS GOING TO MAKE ALOT OF MONEY OFF MJ, WHY DO THE SHOW, WHY RECORD HIM, $$$$$$$$

1077 days ago
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Sonya in Tx    

HARVEY,
I READ THAT ANOTHER NEWS SITE IS GOING TO AIR A DO***ENTARY INTERVIEW WITH CONRAD MURRAY.
WHY ON EARTH WOULD CONRAD MURRAY AGREE TO BE INTERVIEWED WHEN HE'S NOW BEING SUED IN CIVIL COURT BY JOE AND KATHRINE JACKSON. WON'T HIS WORDS, OR LIES BE USED AGAINST HIM?
WHAT KIND OF LAWYERS LET THEIR CLIENTS TALK TO ANYONE WHILE LITIGATION IS UNDERWAY?????

1077 days ago
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Mallerie    

2nd try (bad language filter messed up the 1st)
Would the Conrad Murray film not be considered a profit from crime, Harvey? How is it different from hiring a ghost writer to pen his story?

1077 days ago
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Jenny    

HARVEY, MAYBE BIEBS IS DOING THE RIGHT THING? ITS ABOUT TIME SOME OF THE CELEBS PROVE A POINT, AND JUST NOT BLOW IT OFF. LET HIM SHOW THAT HE IS RIGHT.

1077 days ago
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Jenny    

HARVEY YOU THINK MURRY MADE A MISTAKE BY NOT TAKING THE STAND?

1077 days ago
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Sonya in Tx    

JOE PATERNO REPORTED THE ABUSE. LEGALLY SPEAKING, WHAT MORE COULD HE HAVE DONE? WHY NOT GET THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR. HE'S THE ONE WHO BURIED THE REPORTS...

1077 days ago
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igotfleasfromtmz    

It is unbelievable that while this man is on trial for something that will change his life forever he is shooting a do***entary to make money off his association with Michael Jackson. He should have paid more attention and been more concerned with his legal representation because they sucked big time.

1077 days ago
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Randy Morrison    

Joe Paterno is NOT being used as a "fall guy" - he had EVERY GOOD REASON to CALL POLICE, not just report it up the chain. He WAS (until now) so beloved in this state that all he had to do is pick up a phone and ANYONE, from the Governor to the Attorney General would take his call. HE NEEDS TO BE FIRED, ASAP. And, btw, when your so-called "superiors" ask you to resign and you have the ability to refuse AND tell them to get out of your office...they REALLY are NOT your superiors...Joe is the LAW @ Penn State, he had EVERY responsibility to report this to the police, not just the suits @ Penn State. If college sports is about "building charecter" in young men, you must SHOW character and report a sex crime being committed in YOUR locker room shower.

1077 days ago
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Denver    

Joe Pa did was he was supposed to do. He reported on the assistant coach to his bosses. From there, the people accusing Joe have no idea what happened. If Joe went over their heads to the cops he would have been in trouble with the university. Leave the man alone to finish the season.

1077 days ago
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soulofanangel    

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DIRTY DEEDS by men in power (sports, politics,
religious) keep getting powerful protection
from their criminal acts. STOP IT!
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1077 days ago
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soulofanangel    

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Seems like a flashback to the priest scandals...all the
"higher ups" covered the tracks of the criminal.
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1077 days ago
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Ghost Rider    

Happy Birthday TMZ, It would great if you could get the Teen Bride Courtney Stodden on TMZ live in the near future. I know you can do it!

1077 days ago
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luvtoteach    

Unfortunately, legally responsible and morally responsible are two different things here with PSU. Everyone who had a good faith basis to know the abuse that was being perpetrated on these kids had a moral obligation to call the cops. I think the administrators who knew of this allegation had the legal and moral obligation to investigate and/or report this to authorities. No one even cared to look into who this poor 10 year old boy was that was being raped in the PSU showers. How can anyone be a witness to such an event and not call authorities? Disgusting and unforgiveable!

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