First, let me be clear: I don’t know Jerry Sandusky or anyone involved in the investigation, but I believe the allegations against him are true.
Even if they’re not, Penn State should fire Joe Paterno.
In one instance, Sandusky’s alleged conduct was reported to Paterno by an eyewitness over 10 years ago. Paterno passed the information on to Athletic Director Tim Curley and Senior VP for Business and Finance Gary Schultz. Curley and Schultz did nothing with the information. On Saturday, Penn State either fired or forced the resignation of both men, who now face arraignment and further criminal investigation.
Paterno claims he did what he was supposed to do by reporting the information to Curely and Schultz.
Consider this: If Paterno were a Catholic bishop reporting alleged abuse to some peers or cardinals instead of the police, his ass would be in the fire in the court of public opinion (if not actual court).
He needs to go.
- Paterno, Penn State failed miserably in sad Sandusky case (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)