According to Chris Kluwe, over half of the 2012 Minnesota Vikings joked about little boys getting raped

Jacksonville Jaguars v Minnesota VikingsOne of the things the public learned from the report commissioned by the Minnesota Vikings regarding allegations made by former punter Chris Kluwe in a post on Deadspin, was that Kluwe, heterosexual champion to all things gay rights related, enjoyed joking about boys being sexually assaulted. According to the report, Kluwe cut the seat out of his pants, put them on, and then told Vikings’ strength and conditioning coach Tom Kanavy, a Penn State alumni, that he was a victim of Penn State defensive coach Jerry Sandusky and to stay away from him while his ass were exposed.

What type of person jokes about child rape?

According to Chris Kluwe, over half of the 2012 Minnesota Vikings joked about it:

Chris Kluwe made light of something that should never be made light of, and then when he began to deservedly catch heat over it, he immediately threw his former teammates under the bus. The problem is that because he didn’t specifically name anyone who joked about children being sodomized, it’s left to the reader to guess whom Kluwe was referring to. Was it Adrian Peterson? How about Christian Ponder? Was it Jared Allen?

If I had to guess, then I’d guess none of them did.

Chris Kluwe is a fraud. I used to have a lot of respect for him. Now I don’t have any. It’s clear at this point that he craves attention and will do anything to get it, even it means cutting a hole in his pants and pretending to be a sexually assaulted child. I think he used the issue of gay rights and gay marriage as a vehicle to get that attention. I highly doubt he truly cares about gay rights. Someone who cares about gay rights doesn’t crack jokes about Jerry Sandusky sexually assaulting little boys.

Chris Kluwe was a mediocre punter of footballs and he’s an even worse human being.

Chris Kluwe joked about child rape?

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Houston TexansRemember Chris Kluwe? He’s the former NFL punter who believed that he lost his job with the Minnesota Vikings because he campaigned in favor of gay marriage. He wrote a really long post on Deadspin where he chronicled his experiences with the Vikings and how they collectively tried to shut him up about the whole gay marriage thing.

He called his former head coach Leslie Frazier a coward.
He called his former general manager Rick Spielman a coward.
He called his former special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer a bigot.

After the Deadspin article was published, the Vikings announced that they would investigate. They hired a Miniapolous law firm to conduct an independent review of Kluwe’s allegations. Their findings were published yesterday in 29-page report.

Among other things, the report details just how much of a sucky punter Kluwe supposedly was. I guess this shows that he was fired not because he was a passionate advocate for gay marriage, but because he “was neither a great directional kicker nor good at placing the ball inside the 20-yard line” (page 13).

One of the most disturbing, and frankly, surprising parts of the report was found starting on page 26:

Kluwe also made fun of the Vikings’ then Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Tom Kanavy, an alumnus of‒and former coach at‒Penn State University, concerning the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State situation. In his interview, Kanavy explained that Kluwe cut the seat out of his pants and then put them on to imitate a victim of the Penn State child-abuse scandal. According to Kanavy, Kluwe said that he was a “Penn State victim” and to “stay away” from him while his buttocks were exposed.

Kluwe responded on Twitter:

There’s nothing funny about what Jerry Sandusky did. There’s nothing funny about child rape. The fact that Kluwe could even go there makes me reevaluate everything I’ve ever thought of him. I admired him for his stance on gay rights. I thought he was genuinely a good person, not someone who was using the issue of gay marriage to bring attention to himself. Now, I’m not so sure. The fact that he could use a child’s rape as the basis of giving his strength coach a “hard time” seems absurd to me.

It sure doesn’t jive with any of my previous opinions of Chris Kluwe.

Pennsylvania’s governor is suing the NCAA over Penn State sanctions

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Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett has filed a lawsuit against the NCAA claiming that the organization overstepped its authority when it penalized Penn State over its mishandling of the Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal. The school was banned from bowl games for four years, had a massive reduction in scholarships, ordered to pay a $60 million fine, and their wins from 1998 to 2011 were vacated.

Penn State is supposedly not involved in the lawsuit. This fact is important because the university agreed not to sue the NCAA when it accepted the sanctions. Corbett is not only the governor of Pennsylvania, he’s also a member of the Penn State University Board of Trustees. When the sanctions were first handed down, Corbett embraced them, claiming that they would help repair the school’s severally tarnished reputation.

He now appears to have changed his mind. Corbett isn’t suing the NCAA as a member of the Board of Trustees, that would be in violation of the earlier agreement, but as the governor of Pennsylvania. The sanctions are extremely unpopular with students and alumni and coincidentally, Corbett is up for reelection next year. By now going after the NCAA, Corbett can try to win back favor with Penn State defenders and enablers. Good luck with that.

Turns out the NCAA takes a dim view on football programs that protect child rapists

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NCAA President Mark Emmert announced sanctions the Penn State football program will be receiving for its role in the child sex scandal involving former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky. The penalties include:

  • A $60 million fine.
  • Banned from the post-season for the next four years.
  • A reduction in scholarships from 25 to 15 a year for the next four years.
  • Every Penn State football win from 1998 to 2011 has been vacated.

The $60 million fine was levied mainly because that’s what the Penn State football programs makes in one year.

Vacating all those wins means, among other things, that Joe Paterno is no longer all-time winningest coach in NCAA history. He’s now 12th on the all-time win list.

What a shame Paterno is dead. It would have served the hypocrite right to see the damage he and other Penn State officials did by repeatedly concealing facts concerning the long-time sexual abuse of children. Let this be a lesson to everyone, if you find out someone is raping children, do something about it. Don’t just sit by and allow it to happen.

In other words, don’t be like Joe Paterno.

Not only was Joe Paterno a hypocrite, he was a deadbeat

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The New York Times has reported that Joe Paterno worked out an amendment to his contract with Penn State the same month he testified in front of the grand jury about his friend and former Penn State defensive coach, pedophile rapist Jerry Sandusky.

This amendment changed the contract Paterno had with Penn State, guaranteeing the coach $3 million if 2011 was his final season. It also required the university to “forgive” $350,000 in interest-free loans Paterno had made over the years. It also provided his family a luxury box at Beaver Stadium for the next 25 years. The deal was made with former Penn State president, Graham Spanier without the knowledge of the full board of trustees.

Paterno knew the Sandusky scandal was about to break and break badly. He did what he could to make sure he was protected financially.

I knew Joe Paterno was a raging hypocrite. What I didn’t know what that he was a deadbeat. Why was he borrowing money from the university in the first place? He wasn’t making enough money from his various endorsement deals, especially with Nike? Don’t tell me Nike CEO Phil Knight was stiffing his hero. That would be really sad.

If Paterno was borrowing money from his employer Penn State, a public university, was he borrowing money from any of his other employers too? I can’t imagine borrowing money from your employer and then not paying it back. What a leader of young men coach Paterno really was.

The more the public learns about Joe Paterno, the more there is not to like.

Joe Paterno was an even worse person than many people feared


Former FBI director Louis Freeh released the report he and his investigative team conducted on the behalf of Penn State today. It turns out head coach Joe Paterno, as well as other university officials, knew former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky was a pedophile and failed to do anything about it as far back as 1998. Instead of stopping Sandusky and protecting the young boys he was sodomizing, they covered it up to protect the reputation of the university and the football program.

Joe Paterno, was a terrible, awful person. The state of Pennsylvania is a better place without him breathing their air.

Read full Freeh Report on Penn State (pdf)