I agree with most everything posted and most everything in the well-written
article. As of now, we don't know what Paterno was told by McQueary or the
administration. In fact, other than Sandusky, McQueary's the one on the hot seat
here. The Grand Jury reports that McQueary didn't contact the police, McQueary's
email to friend says otherwise. We'll have to see how it all comes down. I don't think the comparison to Ohio State is valid. The crime committed
by ex-PSU coach is much worse, yet it has nothing to do with football players or
the program, just as this thing at Syracuse has nothing to do with the
basketball program. The NCAA is investigating, and they'll come up with findings
that may or may not punish the program. One thing we know, the story is a long
way from ending.
Balanced? "He had a moral responsibility to make sure it was handled the
right way but, like so many others at Penn State did, Paterno simply let people
sweep it under the rug and remain in hushed silence over the disgusting
allegations."I think until we know the facts that there are a
few assumption: 1) like so many others - did others really sweep it under the
rug?; 2) did Paterno sweep it under the rug - or was he told something to
suggest it was investigated?; and How do you reconcile that prior allegations
were investigated while these ones were just swept under the rug and not
investigated? I still think there is much more that isn't out there
yet and the mob got its way in the mean time.
Agree with scarlet.Too many innocent people have been convicted by
wild accusations often made by someone who dislikes another person for unrelated
Very balanced and thoughtful analysis, Randy. It's almost mindbending to play
the "what if" game on the whole tragic affair. The
cautionary lesson everyone should learn from this one is when faced with a
crisis, don't consider what you could do, but what you should do.
Sooner or later justice will come.