Paterno "a man who failed to act in any way to protect kids from a serial predator on his staff " – wow
Firstly, there is the presumption on the writer’s part that when Sandusky was employed as an assistant coach at Penn State (pre-1999) that Paterno knew he was molesting children. What? Sandusky’s wife didn’t know, Child Youth Services didn’t know, people at Sandusky’s charity The Second Mile didn’t know … but somehow … Paterno is supposed to know? And what if he DID
know that Sandusky was investigated for inappropriately hugging a boy in 1998 (and exonerated) … he’s supposed to leap to the conclusion that “uh oh … he’s hugged a boy … must be a child sex predator?”
Give me a break.
And … For what it’s worth, when Paterno did hear from Mike McQueary about (something) going on in the showers, in 2002 (or was it 2001?) … Paterno DID
act in a way to protect kids … he IMMEDIATELY
notified his superior (Tim Curley – AD of Penn State) AND
the head of the University Park Police department (Gary Schultz).
Ever wonder if Paterno did do the right thing?
Regardless, he did more than anyone else, which is pretty amazing, because his job was to coach football. There are other people that are paid and trained to do more – and didn’t – and other people that were a lot closer to Sandusky – and did nothing.
I believe the author really needs to understand more about what happened, before making accusations that haven’t been proven