Dawinner127 wrote:I don't get how ANYONE can support JoePa after this. I know numerous people who go to Penn State and they are all in support of Joe Pa. The guy did absolutely NOTHING when he found out what Sandusky did. Great, he told the people ahead of him..so what. He should have taken the actions into his own hand and fired Sandusky's ass followed by Sandusky having the cops called on him.
I think that he was fired when they found out. The first time that he was investigated was following an incident in 1998. Sandusky then "retired" in 1999. At the time he was 55, in the prime of his coaching career and the designated successor to Paterno. Why would he retire from coaching at 55? They knew and people saying that Paterno was in the dark are fooling themselves. Even setting aside that the assistant coach told Paterno, the fact that Sandusky retired at this time shows that it was serious enough to cost the guy his job.
But then they did not report it to the police. I'm guessing that this was done to protect Penn and the football program. When the admission comes that the victims were sacrificed to protect the school and the team it's really going to hit the fan.
Then for the next 12 years they let him have unfettered access to the facilities and to bring his victims into the change room and to continue to prey on them in the school. This is where Paterno and the school should face some kind of prosecution.