John Malkovich wrote:
Why do people here try to ruin a great story? Pease stop.
When it comes to Penn State they deserve it.
Has any Penn State coach, administrator or student-athlete spoken out against Paterno for allowing Sandusky the freedom to rape dozens of boys?
Sandusky's crimes and the subsequent actions perpetrated the Penn State Board of Trustees were reprehensible, and the fallout certainly was a reminder to everyone that no institution (including the nearly Teflon Catholic Church) should place itself above the well-being of innocent children. It is justice that Sandusky is in jail and the rest of the administrators involved are gone. The current regime had no involvement and is completely blameless.
That said, it is painfully obvious that you have lazily failed to fully educate yourself on any of the details that came to light AFTER the public was hit with the vague speculations of the Freeh Report and the sensationalized sports coverage so common in today's "sound bite" news reporting. There was justifiable reasoning behind the NCAA's decision to lift the sanctions against the football team and restore all of Paterno's wins. JoePa and everyone involved with the football program were innocent of any conscious wrong-doing. It was the second act of justice involving the entire situation.
Now, I know that you or the other juvenile lynch-mod enthusiasts on this board will try to come back at me with all sorts of uninformed (or at least ill-informed) accusations against Paterno, and you'll also attempt to castigate me for my statement of the facts. I don't care; I have extensive research-based knowledge on my side.
Please don't waste my time asking me to do your work for you, either. If you want to enlighten yourself to the truth, read the ENTIRE Freeh Report. (And as you read it, try to remember that he was commissioned by the Board of Trustees with specific instructions to provide a report proving a desired conclusion - NOT the actual objective facts.) When you're done with the Freeh Report, read the Clemente Report (granted the Clemente investigation was commissioned by the Paterno family, but it is obviously more detailed and objective when compared against the Freeh Report).
For good measure, read "Joe Paterno, Hastily Tried Unjustly Convicted" by William Rita. And "Paterno" by Joe Posnanski (one of the most well-respected and objective sports journalists in the nation). Then read Bob Costas's factual assessment of the scandal. Costas is simply smarter than you, period. If you're still spouting idiocy after that, you're beyond help and deserve to be judged as harshly as Sandusky.
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