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Santorum won't call for Joe Paterno's resignation

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Too many sex scandals for one week and it's only Tuesday. But here we go...

There are allegations of sex abuse by an assistant coach of Penn. State's football team that have implicated the head coach, Joe Paterno. Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, was asked to weigh in on the issue while in New Hampshire today.

"All I can say is heads have rolled and probably more heads should roll,” Santorum told UnionLeader.com. But he wouldn't flat-out call for the resignation or termination of Paterno.

“I'm not sure it would have entered anyone's mind that anything like this could happen,” Santorum said, “so when someone says, ‘Jerry's messing around with some guy in the shower,' you're thinking, ‘It can't be that.'

“Your thinking, ‘I'm sure he's just horsing around because, you know, football, locker room, all this messing around occurred,” Santorum said.

The coach in question, Jerry Sandusky, was arrested Saturday and charged with sexually abusing eight young boys over a 15 year period, according to the New York Times.

h/t The Hill

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