Hey, this idea of Penn State Pride was easy to get drunk on when they were winning big games across an expanse of years unrivaled. Think about the fact Paterno has meant something from the time of the moon landing until now. Mighty impressive stuff, no doubt.
But he covered on Sandusky. Big time. With a chance to do the right thing- the only thing- he covered instead. He played the chain of command game when the only option was to call the police. He pretended the athletic director held more sway than he does. As if anyone who knows ANYTHING about the Penn State program truly believes that.
Joe Paterno knows how many parking spaces there are on his campus. He’s in the loop on everything. Everything. And he knew this. He did. He knew what was going on, and he has known what was going on. Yes, even back to a time before senility became a criminal defense.
And now we’re expected to believe it was coincidence that Jerry Sanduski resigned in ’99, less than a year after the first eyewitness account happened. We’re supposed to believe that.
Scores of eyewitness accounts have followed since the first time Sandusky was found to be a sexual deviate, including the one where that graduate assistant told Paterno that he saw Sandusky raping a boy in the showers of the locker room.
I have two questions about that. My first would be, why the hell didn’t the grad assistant body block that sick bastard into the next day and immediately call the police himself? And the next question, more ominous even.
Why did JoePa play like this was some prospect getting cash in a parking lot?
You want to send a message to the rest of the big time college football programs in this country? That’s easy enough. Tell Paterno he’s done. No resignation necessary, he’s fired. And then shut down the football program. Give them the death penalty.
Oh, is that too much?
Hmm, Southern Methodist University was handed the death penalty after it was discovered that they paid players. Well, Penn State officials covered up numerous counts of child rape for at least thirteen years and they STILL allowed the evil scumbag the keys to the campus up until last week.
My God. Where does money stop mattering? And when? Please tell me there’s a point. Better yet, prove it.