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Penn State Apologizes

For Sandusky Scandal

We Are 'Deeply Ashamed'

7/12/2012 1:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Penn State Board of Trustees takes "full responsibility" for not stopping Jerry Sandusky from sexually abusing children -- saying it's "deeply ashamed" about its failures ... and indirectly implicates Joe Paterno.

Karen Peetz -- the PSU board of trustees chair -- just spoke at a news conference, claiming the panel "accepts full responsibility for the failures that occurred" in the sex abuse scandal.

The failures were exposed in a recent investigation -- the results of which were released today, showing most senior leaders of PSU "failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade."

Board trustee Kenneth Frazier said, "Our hearts remain heavy and deeply ashamed."

He added, "We are accountable for what's happened here ... People who were in a position to protect children and to confront a predator ... did not put the welfare of children first" -- a thinly-veiled shot at Joe Paterno and other senior PSU officials.

The board members vowed never to let similar abuse happen ever again.

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1.

Tiggy    

No Apologies needed...just pay the victims!!!

645 days ago
2.

Michael    

Disgusting. Every last one of them.

645 days ago
3.

marymac    

So, where is Dottie Sandusky? She knew too. How dare they not stop him, all of them should be in prison with the child rapist they protected.

645 days ago
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GEN_Turgidson    

we are deeply ashamed ... and soon broke

645 days ago
5.

mebrat24    

I'd say they are a little late, I
hope all the people that knew something gets what is coming to them. How they could look the other way is beyond me.

645 days ago
6.

mozilla    

Paterno is not the only, nor the worst of the guilty. The executive boards new and hid information and did nothing to prevent any of this from happening again. They protected Sandusky and even after he retired from the Mile program he was still given full access to Penn, it's grounds, it's facilities. THE BOARD NEW what was going on!!! They are just as guilty, if not more so than Paterno. Paterno is dead and cannot defend himself now. Wonder what they would have done if Sandusky had gotten his hands on one of their sons!

645 days ago
7.

Gigidag    

Not sending my kids to Penn

645 days ago
8.

Keyser Söze    

Not sure about the people in charge now, but it's hard to believe the folks that were in charge then, if any of them are left, are truly sorry.

They're sorry they've got caught, and that's about it.

645 days ago
9.

161    

now lets hear about how many sexual assaults football players got away with, hope the victums come forward.

645 days ago
10.

Majestik    

Right, and if this never saw the light of day, Sandusky would still be raping little boys and Penn State would still sweep it under the carpet. PSU, you are only sorry that you got found out. Some apology, how about speaking directly to those young men that were DIRECTLY affected by this.

645 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

URGING ALL....
IF YOU KNOW OF ANY SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AGAINST CHILDREN R-E-P-O-R-T IT IMMEDIATELY!!

645 days ago
12.

Kevin    

Burn in hell Joepa. Sandusky will be joining you soon s***bag.

645 days ago
13.

IN MY OPINION    

If you do AND YOUR ADMINISTRATOR(S) DOESN'T DO ANYTHING, CALL THE AUTHORITIES.

NO JEOPARDIZE YOURSELF FOR NOBODY!!

CHILD MOLESTERS NEED TO BE LOCKED UP. LET BUBBA TAKE CARE OF THEM.

645 days ago
14.

ray    

atheletic recruiting goes right down the crapper. " oh yes mrs johnson, we'll take good care of your boy here a penn state, after all we are known for the way we prot,,, oh never mind"

645 days ago
15.

ray    

they all deserve a good rectal stretching just like sandusky.

645 days ago
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