Randy Hollis: Difficult to obtain justice in Penn State scandal

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  • AnH Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 20, 2011 10:46 a.m.

    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.

  • JJ1094 Saratoga, UT
    Nov. 20, 2011 8:44 a.m.

    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.

    Nov. 20, 2011 6:15 a.m.

    Agree with scarlet.

    Too many innocent people have been convicted by wild accusations often made by someone who dislikes another person for unrelated reasons.

  • scarlet Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    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.

  • Brian Wasilla, AK
    Nov. 19, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    Sooner or later justice will come.