Could he have done more? Yes. But he is being made to look MUCH worse than what he should, all because a scumbag of a person, and horrible/unethical school officials who didn't act upon it when PATERNO informed them. We also are not aware of the office politics involved when it comes to why Paterno did not do more. Bottom line, he didn't do anything illegal, he reported it, and he was going to bow down with some grace at the end of the year. You DON'T fire an 84 year old man with the legacy he has left, after the things I just stated, and not even tell him face to face. It's sad.
Look, I know you're mad and pissed off. But put yourself in the shoes of one of these parents of a victim.
Your kid gets raped by Sandusky. Paterno knew about it. Said NOTHING to the police or even YOU as a parent. **** this **** about, "He did the bare minimum required." Yeah, he did, and that's the problem. I don't care what kind of Penn State fan you are or what connections you may have there, if this was one of your kids you'd be after Joe yourself.
Last edited by JCane; 11-10-2011 at 12:14 AM.
Joe Paterno is Penn State, and it goes way beyond his accomplishments on the field. What he has done for the school and the state of Pennsylvania for 46 years gets thrown out the window because a former coach was a child predator the AD failed to do anything with what Joe reported to him. That is why this is a damn shame. I am pissed right now, as is all of Penn State. Please don't try and lecture me on this, because you are not from here and do not know what Joe means to everyone. He didn't deserve to be fired this close to the end of the season. He deserved to be able to retire at the end of the year and have his last home game this weekend.
It's not sad ,what has happened to Joe..It's sad what happened to those children.