Jul 2, 2012; Omaha, NE, USA; Connor Jaeger pushes to the end while competing in the mens 1500m freestyle final in the 2012 U.S. Olympic swimming team trials at the CenturyLink Center. Jaeger finished second in the event. Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE

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It seems that Joe liked to handle things internally.  In this case that was a very bad decision.  Spanier was in charge.  I would say he should be the one to take responsibility.

My biggest question about all of this is what do people know about how pedohpiles operate?  I wish someone would have asked Freeh about this.  Jerry Sandusky was an intelligent and trusted person.  I think all four dropped the ball but I’m not sure how much they knew about the subject.

I happen to be a volunteer United States swimming official.  This organization is going through the same issue but with much less publicity.  USA swimming now requires training on the subject, including a very enlightening video.  What surprises me is when I tried to find some info on the USA incidents to compare to ours, I found a few posts that seemed to indicate that they may still have issues.  I hope that does not happen to us.

Here are 2 posts concerning USA swimming.  There are others I’m sure.

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