Originally posted by 49erFaithful6:
Originally posted by Hoovtrain:
Really?! Because I am pretty sure it's a fact that people DID have knowledge and DID look the other way. Or maybe Spanier, Curley, Schultz, Paterno and McQueary all lost their jobs just for the F of it. Or that Schultz and Curley were both arrested because they lied during grand jury testimony in January about information they recieved about a report of sexual abuse by Sandusky
I would argue that Paterno did wrongfully lose his job. And to top it off he now has cancer. Way to go America.
He certainly did wrongfully lose his job. He did not do anything. He did not see anything. He was not involved in anything. When the "allegation" was brought to his attention he told university authorities immediately. They did an investigation. They didn't find anything. The assistant coach was allowed to stay on staff.
So what exactly was the guy supposed to do? Penn State needed a fall guy (scapegoat) and that person turned out to be Joe Pa. In our cuture and litigous society we need someone to blame. I don't see how he did anything wrong. The university authorities aren't going to blame themselves. They needed somebody to blame. And Joe Pa is the guy.
[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Nov 20, 2011 at 7:19 AM ]