Archive for January 2012

Former Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Dies

January 22, 2012

As announced by his family this morning, former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, died early Sunday morning at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College after losing his fight with lung cancer. Paterno was 85.

I think I’ll have to agree with ESPN analyst Matt Millen (for the first time). I truly believe that although it was lung cancer which took Paterno’s life…it stands to reason that after the past few months, his death was in part due to a broken heart. The man was a legend for half a century at the University and in college football as a whole. Accumulating more wins than any other college coach in history.

But November, 2011 seems to have been the beginning of the end for Paterno. His lung cancer was disclosed by his family back on November 18, just nine days after he was fired by the Penn State’s board of trustees in the wake of the child sexual-abuse scandal that was revealed following the indictment on November 5 of Sandusky.

It’s safe to say that his all-time wins record will probably never be broken. In today’s game, coaches don’t last 50 years anymore. Yes…there has been a major recent scandal involving the school and it’s coaching staff. But today, I’m going to try to remember the coach that I remember idolizing as a kid growing up…wanting to go to Penn State. Wanting to play football for the great Joe Paterno.

From CBS News:

Paterno’s son Scott announced Nov. 18 that his father was being treated for lung cancer, which was diagnosed in mid-November during a follow-up visit for a bronchial illness.

The storied career of “JoePa” included 409 wins in 46 seasons and two national championships.

But his reputation for success with honor was shattered when a former assistant was charged with molesting 10 boys during a 15-year span, including some in the Penn State athletic complex.

The End of Tebowmania…

January 14, 2012

…starts tonight! Go Patriots Go!!!

Casey Anthony: New Boyfriend?

January 13, 2012

According to a few reports, Casey Anthony is secretly dating a new man and has even been attending church.

I’m sure we’ll learn more in the yet to be release “additional video diary’s”.

From Radar Online:

“She isn’t in hiding…she is out in public all the time…she attends church throughout the week to [sic],” a man who claims to have a “friend that is friends with her” posted on Facebook.

“She is doing good…she is dating someone and does work for his company.”

Court Sentences Joran van der Sloot to 28 Years in Prison

January 13, 2012

Joran van der Sloot has been sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading guilty to the 2010 murder of Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old woman he met at a casino in Lima.

van der Sloot frequently hung his head as the charges were read in court.

From USA Today:

The court, taking into account the time he has spent in jail, says he would be eligible to be freed in June 2038.

The prosecution has requested a 30 years sentence, but the court said it had reduced it by two years because of Van der Sloot’s “sincere confession” that led to a speedy conclusion of the case.

Van der Sloot, 24, pleaded guilty on Thursday to killing of Stephany Flores, 21, last year in a rage at his hotel room in the Peruvian capital.

Natalee Holloway Declared Dead

January 12, 2012

A judge has ruled Natalee Holloway dead, more than six years after she vanished in Aruba during a high school graduation trip.

With both of her parents present in the courtroom, Judge Alan King said he would sign an order to allow Holloways’ death certificate to be issued.

From CBS News:

“We’ve been dealing with her death for the last six and a half years,” Dave Holloway said after a brief hearing. He said the judge’s order closes one chapter in a long ordeal, but added: “We’ve still got a long way to go to get justice.

Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba on May 30, 2005. The 18-year-old was last seen leaving a bar early that morning with a young Dutchman, Joran van der Sloot. Her body was never found and the ensuing searches for the young woman would reap intense media scrutiny and worldwide attention.

 

Casey Anthony: New Theory for Daughter’s Death

January 11, 2012

According to reports, Casey Anthony told two doctors that she suspects her father, George Anthony, took her daughter, Caylee, from her bed, sex with her and then drowned her to cover it up.

From ABC News:

“She said, ‘I think he held her underwater, maybe he was doing something to her and he tried to cover it up,'” Dr. Jeffery Danziger recalled Anthony saying in his deposition that was released today.

Anthony told Danziger that she called her mother Cindy Anthony four times, but could not reach her. It was not until several hours later that her mother called back and, at that point, a shocked Anthony “froze.”

“I hoped he’d step up to be my dad and take responsibility,” she told Danziger.

Danziger said Anthony implied that her father’s eventual suicide attempt was, “his way out of the grief or guilt and I’m left to take the wrap [sic].”

Casey Anthony: Rape Led to Birth of Daughter Caylee

January 11, 2012

It appears that Casey Anthony told a psychiatrist that she became pregnant with Caylee after passing out at a party when she was 18 years old. This according to depositions released today.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Casey Anthony told a psychiatrist she believes her daughter Caylee was the product of a date rape — an attack that must have occurred in the fall of 2004 after someone “spiked” her drink and she “blacked out” at a party, according to court records unsealed Wednesday.

The revelations about Caylee’s parentage are contained in hundreds of pages of documents made public Wednesday at the request of the Orlando Sentinel. The depositions were given by two doctors who conducted psychological evaluations of Anthony before her trial.


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