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November 10th, 2011
02:04 PM ET

How Penn State football culture affects the child sex abuse scandal fallout

Joe Paterno, the beloved patriarch of Penn State, always said that he didn't just try to teach his players how to be great football players – but also how to be good people with strong moral values. But the emerging child sex abuse scandal craises troubling questions about the culture at big-time college sports campuses.

The students have a deep love for their football team Рand they're not afraid to show their appreciation to the man who led the Nittany Lions to greatness for so many years. Yet, some observers have wondered why the same students aren't showing more concern to the victims of these terrible crimes.

Carol Costello speaks with Neil Rudel, managing editor of the "Altoona Mirror," to get his insight into the peculiar campus culture surrounding one of the nation's leading collegiate football programs.


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