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OPINION: Punishment too severe for Paterno, not for everything else

Opinion by Loren Kopff

Almost two weeks after the Pennsylvania State University football program got hit with “death penalty”-like sanctions from the NCAA in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, I’m still in shock. Not because the university was banned from playing in a bowl game for four years, dinged for a monster $60 million fine or had scholarships reduced.

I’m still in shock that the late Joe Paterno, once the NCAA’s Division I winningest coach, is no longer that. Now, don’t get the wrong idea. I don’t defend Paterno remaining silent when he was initially made aware of what that monster had done to those young children. Yes, he had the right to stop the criminal acts of Sandusky a long time ago and I wish he had.

Like most college football fans, I grew up idolizing coaches like Paterno, Barry Switzer of the University of Oklahoma and Bobby Bowden of Florida State University, who now needs 32 wins to become the NCAA’s Division I winningest coach.

But, to vacate the 111 victories from 1998-2011 was not the right punishment. Paterno did not play any ineligible players, either with or without his knowledge. Paterno did not have any players receive gifts, money, bribes, etc. like Reggie Bush of the University of Southern California did not too long ago. Paterno did not have his players cheat during an online exam like Florida State University did in 2006 and 2007. Paterno did not have players receive tattoos in exchange for pieces of memorabilia like Ohio State University did in 2010.

All Paterno was guilty of is not manning up and telling the police that Sandusky had abused children. How does that constitute vacating his victories? In fact, what constitutes the NCAA taking away victories from a coach or a program? Anything and everything? No. I didn’t realize that remaining silent could cost a coach victories.

Now I wonder if every coaching victory is legitimate because there are coaches and programs out there that cheat, but have not been caught yet. There’s that word again-cheat. Paterno did not cheat. He just remained silent. Penn State did not cheat. University administrators just remained silent.

Woody Hayes, who coached Ohio State University from 1951-1978, punched Charlie Bauman of Clemson University during the Gator Bowl in 1978. That would be the last game Hayes coached but he didn’t have any wins vacated for punching a player.

I don’t get it.

Southern Methodist University was placed on the death penalty in 1987 after an investigation revealed, among other things, that players were receiving money. Bobby Collins was the SMU head coach from 1982-1986 before resigning in the wake of the investigation. But all of his 43 victories are still standing and he was never sanctioned by the NCAA. Again, I don’t get it.

A coach remains silent and his victories are vacated but another coach can punch a player or boosters can pay players and all that is done is he gets fired? The NCAA needs to determine what can result in victories being vacated.

My heart goes out to the families and children who were victims of this disgusting crime. At the same time, I’m saddened to see this happen to someone like Paterno, who was adorned by so many fans. I wish he could have done the right thing and I wish he could still be alive to finally speak up and explain himself. I don’t condone his silence but to take away 111 victories was wrong.

Note: Loren Kopff is the Sports Editor for Hews Media Group.

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10 Responses to OPINION: Punishment too severe for Paterno, not for everything else

  1. What? Reply

    August 3, 2012 at 10:25 am

    “All Paterno was guilty of is not manning up and telling the police that Sandusky had abused children”. Seriously? All Joe Paterno did was choose to protect HIS football program rather than tell the police that Sandusky abused children. All Joe Paterno did was choose to protect HIS legacy rather than tell the police that Sandusky abused children. How can you trivialize these choices- they were were wrong on every level- PSU is a University not a football team and PSU was not instituted to serve Joe Paterno- rather Joe Paterno was paid to serve PSU. Sadly Mr. Paterno is dead and cannot be questioned or charged for his part in the crimes he supported through his coverup. I applaud the NCAA for taking this very meaningful step of removing the fruits Joe Paterno criminal behavior.

  2. Jon KIng Reply

    August 3, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Stop saying Paterno told his bosses. He HAD NO BOSSES. He threw them out when they asked him to retire.

    Paterno told them NOT to report Sandusky in 2001 and that is what they did, followed Paterno’s orders.

  3. Jon KIng Reply

    August 3, 2012 at 7:46 am

    What a backwards opinion. The only reason for the cover up was to protect the football program. Had Paterno made sure Sandusky was punished, the man who designed the winning defense, the program would have been rocked and the top recruits would go elsewhere.

    By hiding Sandusky all that time the program’s reputation remained intact and gave them a direct on the field advantage by keeping the top recruits coming. The cover up, by Paterno, gave him some of those wins.

  4. JT Thomas Reply

    August 3, 2012 at 5:53 am

    The problem is too many in the media have misrepresented, misreported the facts.

    PSU Timeline
    www.yardbird.com/corbett_sandusky_psu_timeline.htm
    americanfreepress.net/?p=5131
    dmnewsi.com/2012/07/26/dmn-in-depth-the-chicken-ranch-sanduskys-second-mile/
    deadspin.com/5925401/joe-paterno-gave-jerry-sandusky-the-option-to-keep-coaching-as-long-as-he-was-the-coach

    1998 Police Report
    msnbcmedia.msn.com/i/MSNBC/Sections/NEWS/redactedpolicereport.pdf
    www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/03/patriot-news_exclusive_psychol.html (added 7/31)

    Schultzs file from 98
    notpsu.blogspot.com/2012/08/schultzs-secret-file-could-exonorate-psu.html (added 8/3)

    Ray Gricar
    www.conspiracyplanet.com/channel.cfm?channelid=2&contentid=9253&page=2

    Inside CYS
    www.blackshoediaries.com/2012/6/19/3094803/Inside-CYS-Sandusky-Penn-State
    notpsu.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-letter-to-rainn.html (added 8/2)

    Who gave Sandusky Emeritus Status
    bellalu0.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/q-a-who-gave-sandusky-office-space-and-emeritus-status/

    PSU Police Force is real Police
    www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2011/11/penn_state_scandal_should_campus_cops_have_reported_the_allegations_of_abuse_.html

    Gary Schultz, SVP for Finance and Business in 2001, was the recognized Police Commissioner
    www.police.psu.edu/cleryact/documents/116593_PolicySafety_UP.pdf (added 7/31)

    Former police chief Thomas Harmon
    www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/12/twitter_timeline_psu_police_of.html (added 8/1)
    deadspin.com/5868787/former-penn-state-police-chief-testifies-that-psu-administrator-never-told-him-about-2002-sandusky-shower-incident (added 8/1)

    Wendall Courtney
    onwardstate.com/2011/11/09/current-second-mile-counsel-courtney-previously-worked-for-psu/ (added 8/1)

    Who was considered mandatory reporter
    cumberlink.com/sports/penn-state-fb/article_19416b16-0bd6-11e1-b9f8-001cc4c03286.html

    Child Protective Services Law
    sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/michael_mccann/11/09/joe.paterno/index.html#ixzz22KSTR1dO (added 8/1)

    Reporters of child maltreatment often want to know the result of an investigation. Some State and local child welfare agencies will inform mandated reporters of the outcome of a report. 47 In most States, CPS sends letters to mandated reporters and also may call them. A family’s right to privacy, however, supersedes mandated reporters being privy to confidential investigations. Therefore, the reporter may not be informed of the investigation’s findings and may never learn the results from the report.
    www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanuals/childcare/chapterthree.cfm (added 8/2)

    Quote: With the benefit of hindsight I wish I had done more
    www.thefreedictionary.com/hindsight
    www.pennlive.com/specialprojects/index.ssf/2012/01/joe_paterno_a_life_-_he_was_pe.html

    Case against Joe Paterno not all cracked up to be
    WWW.POWERLINEBLOG.COM/ARCHIVES/2012/07/THE-CASE-AGAINST-JOE-PATERNO-WEAK-TO-NON-EXISTENT-ON-THE-CURRENT-RECORD.PHP
    notpsu.blogspot.com/2012/07/joe-paterno-in-1998-freeh-farce.html

    Joe Paterno and Spanier meeting in 2004
    www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/11/the_truth_behind_graham_spanie.html

    Witnesses may not report
    personalinjury-california.com/sexual-abuse/why-witnesses-may-not-report-sex-crimes-against-minors

    Facts Most People Still Don’t “Get” About the Jerry Sandusky Scandal
    www.johnziegler.com/editorials_details.asp?editorial=215 (added 8/1)

    Mike McQueary testimony
    media.pennlive.com/midstate_impact/other/Curley-Schultz-Hearing-Transcript.pdf
    abcnews.go.com/US/questions-raised-accuracy-penn-state-sodomy-allegation-key/story?id=15133834#.TuW9BGNR6dY
    notpsu.blogspot.com/2012/07/let-mikey-try-it-or-mm-dilemma.html
    www.centredaily.com/2012/01/06/3042396/lawyer-witness-timeline-wrong.html (added 7/31)
    www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2011/11/17/why-did-mike-mcqueary-play-in-a-2nd-mile-golf-fundraiser-organized-by-jerry-sandusky-just-one-year-after-witnessing-the-alleged-shower-rape/ (added 7/31)

    How you think you’d react in child abuse situation
    www.livescience.com/21566-sandusky-cover-up-why-people-look-the-other-way-in-child-sex-abuse.html (added 8/1)

    Jack Raykovicz role with 2ndMile
    www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/education/second-mile-knew-of-abuse-allegations-323046/
    notpsu.blogspot.com/2012/01/jack-raykovitz-and-second-mile.html
    deadspin.com/jack-raykovitz/
    sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/gallery/featured/GAL1201908/12/12/index.htm
    www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/psu/agency-for-at-risk-youths-had-inklings-of-trouble-in-1998-322919/
    espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7368256/ex-second-mile-board-members-level-blame-jerry-sandusky-scandal
    www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/14/jack-raykovitz-second-mil_n_1092555.html

    2nd Mile role
    notpsu.blogspot.com/
    notpsu.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-second-mile-involvement-suspicion.html
    www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2011/11/16/second-mile-chairman-was-political-donor-to-judge-who-reduced-jerry-sanduskys-bail/ (added 7/31)
    www.thesecondmile.org/pdf/AnnualReport2010.pdf (added 7/31)

    Tim Curley
    www.lehighvalleylive.com/breaking-news/index.ssf/2012/07/attorneys_for_tim_curley_gary.html
    www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/05/penn_state_officials_say_part.html (added 7/31)

    Dr. Dranov Testimony
    www.hlntv.com/article/2012/06/20/defense-rests-sandusky-chooses-not-testify
    onwardstate.com/2012/06/20/day-7/

    John McQueary Testimony
    www.centredaily.com/2012/06/13/3227480/john-mcqueary-father-of-key-jerry.html
    onwardstate.com/2012/06/13/day-three-off-to-a-quick-start/
    www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/06/jerry_sandusky_trial_john_mcqu_1.html (added 8/1)

    Gary Schultz testimony
    cnninsession.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/schultz-curley-preliminary-hearing-transcript.pdf
    notpsu.blogspot.com/2012/06/secret-files-bot-vice-chair-masser.html
    articles.mcall.com/2012-07-31/sports/mc-penn-state-abuse-freeh-files-2-20120731_1_freeh-report-maribeth-roman-schmidt-sandusky-case (added 8/2)

    Cynthia Baldwin
    www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/02/penn_state_legal_counsel_cynth.html
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Baldwin
    www.centredaily.com/2012/05/26/3208686/ex-university-counsel-baldwin.html
    bostonherald.com/news/national/northeast/view/20120727penn_state_counsels_role_in_sandusky_inquiry_called_into_questionhttp://www.centredaily.com/2012/07/27/3274899/baldwins-role-in-scandal-questioned.html
    www.law.com/jsp/pa/PubArticlePA.jsp?id=1202562838746&slreturn=20120629205334
    www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2012/7/2/3131816/joe-paterno-penn-state-jerry-sandusky-coverup

    Spanier
    espn.go.com/pdf/2012/0723/espn_otl_spanierletter.pdf

    Credibility of Freeh
    www.businessinsider.com/penn-state-investigator-louis-freeh-accused-of-heading-a-massive-cover-up-as-director-of-fbi-2012-7
    abcnews.go.com/US/penn-state-hires-fbi-director-louis-freeh-investigate/story?id=14999351
    bleacherreport.com/articles/1265466-ex-fifa-presidential-candidate-has-ban-annulled-and-how-it-connects-to-penn-st
    nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2007/10/fbis-war-on-richard-jewell.html
    americanfreepress.net/?p=5136 (added 8/1)
    lewrockwell.com/anderson/anderson344.html (added 8/1)

    Credibility of Freeh Report
    chronicle.com/article/Freeh-Group-Member-Criticizes/133213/
    no tpsu.blogspot.com/2012/07/who-is-liar-joe-paterno-or-louis-freeh.html?m=0
    www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/13/what-the-freeh-report-on-sandusky-says-about-the-failure-of-police-who-investigate-sex-crimes/
    www.delcotimes.com/articles/2012/07/15/opinion/doc50022e6ab0246499824761.txt
    ch1prd0410.outlook.com/owa/?ae=Item&a=Open&t=IPM.Note&id=RgAAAAD05qdDl0m4RZw1xaJn5GIFBwCj%2fPHaiMKSTrqCkH%2fh9quAAAAFQNYeAAAE1w60cr5pQJ3CFVwyOcrRAAIxkl8iAAAA&pspid=_1343591531325_632938270
    www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/attorney-amendments-to-penn-states-freeh-report-disconcerting-646047/
    notpsu.blogspot.com/2012/06/summary-of-leaked-emails.html
    bellalu0.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/abc-and-corrupt-media-distort-freeh-report-on-sandusky/
    www.johnziegler.com/editorials_details.asp?editorial=220
    www.johnziegler.com/editorials_details.asp?editorial=219
    www.businessinsider.com/did-the-freeh-report-overstate-joe-paternos-role-in-the-penn-state-cover-up-2012-7
    tominpaine.blogspot.com/
    tominpaine.blogspot.com/2012/07/red-flags-and-personal-fouls-dishonest.html
    www.thesportsnotebook.com/2012/07/an-alternative-to-the-standard-media-narrative-on-joe-paterno-penn-state/ (added 7/31)
    www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/07/penn_state_sex-abuse_scandal_a.html (added 8/2)

    Errata Sheet
    www.thefreehreportonpsu.com/Louis-Freeh-Report-on-Penn-State-ERRATA-SHEET.pdf
    www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/07/penn_state_freeh_report_update.html

    PS4RS
    www.ps4rs.org/docs/press-release_07-26-12%20questions1.pdf
    www.ps4rs.org/freeh.html
    www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/education/psu-alumni-group-questions-hiring-of-freeh-group-646962/ (added 7/31)

    Paterno Family Letters
    espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8157919/penn-state-nittany-lions-text-joe-paterno-letter-december-2011
    news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/12/paterno-familys-statement-on-freeh-report/
    www.thenewstribune.com/2012/07/23/2224316/statement-from-paterno-family.html
    ps4rs.wordpress.com/category/joseph-vincent-paterno/
    www.centredaily.com/2012/04/05/3152378/family-releases-statement-from.html (added 8/1)

    Joes Speech to board in 1983
    fortheglory2012.com/joe-paternos-speech-to-trustees-1983/

    PSU Football #1 in academic Bowl
    ideas.time.com/2011/12/07/paternos-revenge-penn-state-football-is-no-1-in-academic-bowl/#ixzz22Jhvjc6u (added 8/2)

    Joe Paterno Supporters
    collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/06/16/coach-k-penn-states-firing-of-joe-paterno-horrible-a-real-mistake/
    www.nypost.com/p/blogs/backpage/james_media_not_paterno_responsible_kt7sBXL64DK1Sn5iLbStRJ#ixzz20n6uuif6
    www.nesn.com/2012/07/franco-harris-argues-against-penn-state-sanctions-still-hoping-to-clear-joe-paternos-name.html
    www.awfulannouncing.com/2012-articles/july/brent-musburger-s-comments-show-complexity-of-penn-state-situation.html
    www.niagarafallsreporter.com/Stories/2012/July31/LennyScapegoatStory.html (added 8/1)
    www.johnziegler.com/editorials_details.asp?editorial=221 (added 8/1)
    rockyhill.patch.com/articles/former-penn-state-player-still-backs-paterno-1ccc88f3 (added 8/3)

    Kevin Slaten
    player.streamtheworld.com/liveplayer.php?callsign=KFNSAM
    www.chirbit.com/kingscourt590
    chirb.it/y3Hx73 (John Ziegler from Framingpaterno.com) (added 8/3)
    chirb.it/AN1BDd (Barb Kelly, PSU Grad and Writer for KC Star 7-31) (added 8/1)
    chirb.it/LJ2cyt (Sara Lampe, Missouri state representative, 7-19)
    chirb.it/sA91IP (Agent and former college and pro football player Ralph Cindrich 7 -26)
    chirb.it/PLgy2B (Pittsburgh radio 93.7 Vinnie Richichi 7-24)
    chirb.it/zFhG5f (PSU trustee Anthony Lubrano 7-23)
    chirb.it/q5BsB1 (Former NCAA invenstigator Chuck Smrt 7 – 23)
    chirb.it/CaFkt8 (Yael Abouhalkah of the KC Star, attempting to defend Sara Lampe 7 – 20)

    Corbett Role as Attorney General
    www.yardbird.com/Freeh_report_ignores_Corbett_inaction.htm
    www.yardbird.com/tv_town_officials_cant_stop_pedophile_sex_ring.htm
    canon-mcmillan.patch.com/articles/lawmaker-wants-feds-to-investigate-state-ag-s-handling-of-sandusky-case/media_attachments/edit?upload_started=1340806556
    casablancapa.blogspot.com/2012/06/one-thing-you-do-not-want-to-do-as.html
    m.delcotimes.com/delcotimes/pm_110068/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=YiKYJBqK
    protecthersheychildren.org/documents/Essays/the-lambs-and-the-wolves.pdf (added 7/31)

    Corbett Role as BOT
    www.centredaily.com/2012/07/20/3266906/corbetts-role-under-scrutiny.html

    Corbett role as Governor
    www.yardbird.com/DA_seeks_FBI_probe_of_Corbett_security_contractor.htm
    www.yardbird.com/joe_paterno_takes_the_fall.htm
    www.yardbird.com/Corbett_governorship_imperiled_by_spin.htm
    www.freindlyfirezone.com/national-news/item/232-corbett's-response-on-sandusky-fails-to-answer-questions

    Corbett and 2nd mile
    deadspin.com/5859802/past-and-present-board-members-of-the-second-mile-gave-a-combined-20178364-to-gov-corbetts-2010-campaign
    casablancapa.blogspot.com/2011/11/building-relationships.html
    www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/24/1102757/-Should-Gov-Corbett-Be-Investigated-for-In-Action-in-Sandusky-Case
    americanfreepress.net/?p=5335 (added 8/1)

    BOT donating to 2nd Mile
    www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2011/11/17/BOT_donating_to_second_mile.aspx

    Lance Shaner
    politicker.com/2012/07/sandusky/

    Joe Paterno never tampered in Justice System
    www.statecollege.com/news/columns/district-judge-never-once-any-sign-paterno-tampered-in-justice-system-988524/

    Vicky Triponey credibility
    www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/11/penn_state_official_denies_rep.html
    safeguardoldstate.org/the-vicky-triponey-timeline-of-terror/
    www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2004/08/31/process_for_groups_defies_student_rights.aspx
    www.tumblr.com/tagged/psu?before=1322068631
    www.collegian.psu.edu/archive/2008/09/16/a_year_later_triponey_resignat.aspx
    www.kingwoodunderground.com/topic.jsp?topicId=11735271

    Mark Emmert
    seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2018791158_guest30kenarmstrong.html (added 7/31)
    mynorthwest.com/category/local_news_articles/20110112/Accuser%27s-father-speaks-out-about-UW-rape-investigation/
    seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2004177723_uwrapecase12m.html
    “As always, criminal justice proceedings, if any, take precedence over any NCAA actions.”
    content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2011/11/ncaa-says-it-is-monitoring-developments-at-syracuse/1 (added 8/2)
    “A head coach is not required to investigate wrongdoing, but is expected to recognize potential NCAA violations, address them and report them to the athletics administration.”
    www.usatoday.com/sports/college/story/2012-07-31/ncaa-sanctions-central-florida-postseason-ban/56608682/1#.UBhKeo0Q0LM.mailto (added 8/2)

    Other University Scandals Opening Pandoras Box
    Does the NCAA now go after The Citadel for their child abuse cover up?
    www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/14/the-citadel-faces-child-a_n_1092348.html
    Or Notre Dame football for putting a kid into harms way that lead to his death?
    sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5736851
    Or University of Virginia for the lacrosse death.
    abcnews.go.com/US/yeardley-loves-mother-sue-lacross-coaches-daughters-death/story?id=16279118

    Victim doesn’t agree with sanctions
    www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/state/Victim-No-4-s-attorney-talks-about-PSU-sanctions/-/9758860/15655368/-/t4e8fgz/-/index.html#ixzz21YPBNUrJ

  5. Susan Mills Reply

    August 3, 2012 at 1:04 am

    You appear to have omitted some very important information. through their silence The Great Joe Paterno, Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz created an environment for Sandusky’s perverted actions to thrive. Without their “silence” many young boys would not have been raped. I am so tired of selfish self center people opening their mouths and letting stupidity flow from within. This issue is about 4 or more men in positions of power within an organization that looked the other way allowing many (I am sure we will never know just how many) young boys to be raped and have their innocence, ability to trust others, their feelings of self worth taken away because of the “silence”

    If you need to defend someone, then defend the true victims. Defend the young men who still have nightmares from what the silence did to them

  6. Annie K Reply

    August 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Well said!

  7. glen Reply

    August 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    You Joepologists are at it again, distorting facts in a vain attempt to salvage the tattered remnants of Paterno’s “legacy.”

    Paterno’s own Grand Jury testimony reveals, in no uncertain terms, that he was told “something sexual” had occured between Sandusky and a boy.

    So when you state that Mike McQueary “saw no sexual contact” you are contradicting your “hero” Joe Pa’s sworn testimony.

    You are also wrong in stating that Paterno informed two people. He only told Tim Curley, his hand picked “errand boy.”

    • Bipartisan Reply

      August 3, 2012 at 4:58 am

      Lets wait until all testimonies come out before passing judgment. To pull opinions from the freeh report and use them as facts is absolutely absurd. I’m sick of people that believe in due process being called “joepologists”. It’s innocent until proven guilty…and if you read the freeh report there is not one “FACT” that says joe covered anything up. Not one…just opinions from a former FBI director that has a history of F*cking up investigations and drawing false conclusions.

    • Bipartisan Reply

      August 3, 2012 at 4:58 am

      Lets wait until all testimonies come out before passing judgment. To pull opinions from the freeh report and use them as facts is absolutely absurd. I’m sick of people that believe in due process being called “joepologists”. It’s innocent until proven guilty…and if you read the freeh report there is not one “FACT” that says joe covered anything up. Not one…just opinions from a former FBI director that has a history of Screwing up investigations and drawing false conclusions.

  8. Tim Berton Reply

    August 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I agree mostly, except Paterno did not remain silent.

    He told Curley and Schultz, who told Spanier. Those three then told a lawyer and officials and a lawyer at the The Second Mile, which was the source of Sandusky’s victims.

    From McQueary’s testimony that he saw no sexual contact, one could easily believe that all Sandusky did was hug the boy in 2001, exactly what he did in 1998. The DA and PA Dept.of Public Welfare didn’t arrest Sandusky in 1998 because they determined that hugging a boy in the showers was not a state crime.

    Big Bill Tilden was a convicted pedophile but he never lost any of his seven U.S. Open tennis titles. He didn’t even get an asterisk.

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