Invisible Swordsman wrote:
I don't think Paterno is in trouble of losing his job. I don't believe he had the full information and was told a colleague of 30? years was doing something inappropriate, so he reported it to his superiors. McQueary witnessed a guy he respected do something completely mindfucking. While it's easy to say if we saw that we would do something as it's happening, I hope none of us would ever have to be in that position. Paterno may decide to retire just so he doesn't have to deal with the media circus though.
I agree, Paterno didnt see anything, he brought it to the people who have a responsibilty to investigate something like this. This had nothing to do with Paterno's football program, it is an administration issue since they gave Sandusky the retirement plan with the clause that he could bring kids from his charity to use the facilities at the campus.
If Mcqueary told Paterno everything he told the grand jury, then yeah Joe Pa should have followed up on this, but if Paterno is saying all Mcqueary said was he saw something inappropriate and wasnt specific then what is Paterno supposed to do. Paterno went to the admins and passed along the information, if they didnt do a proper investigation and instead just said Sandusky cant bring anymore kids here, well then they are deep shit. But I think it's crazy for people to be calling for Joe Pa and the football programs heads.
Heads should and will roll, but it should start with the administration. Everybody is ready to jump all over Joe Paterno because hes such a figure head with a clean cut image.