What was he supposed to “speak up” about? That js hung around a bunch of disadvantaged boys? Everyone in town knew that, and praised him for it. The second mile was immensely popular - and powerful - within the state.
Did you know that louis freeh sat on the board of mbna bank - who was the largest single contributor to the second mile? Not Joe Paterno, louis freakin’ freeh.
What exactly did Joe Paterno do that was wrong, in your mind? I’m not understanding here.
Yeah, you're right, he never knew nuttin, couldn't have known nuttin, he was just a great, great man, and a great, great football coach. When you measure that fact against allowing the ruination of multiple young boys, you should always side with the great football coach........
You know, it's what's important here after all......./s
When someone reported what they saw, Paterno should have dialed 9-1-1. Hedidn’t. He told his boss, who like Mr. Paterno, couldn’t see past the end of the football field.
Yes there would have been bad publicity. But then he would have done everything he could have. Saint Joe himself said, after the worst pad press of all—far worse than anything that would have happened had he called thecops initially, that he wished he’d done more.
Again, the program wasn’t the problem. The program being more the most important thing in the region was. Paterno himself put “the program” before everything else, and there are some things that are just more important. Twisted values are what blew this up. Sandusky wasn’t their fault. Their unwillingness to break cover about him was. And it’s that twisted value that brought it all down.
It’s clear that you are a big fan of Paterno’s. Paterno had a great program, no question. But your refusal to accept that their values put “the program” above anything else is clouding reality for you. Paterno screwed by by putting “the program” before everything else and it cost him dearly. It’s a cautionary tale that most football boosters will never understand, and they won’t understand it for the exact same reason Paterno left in utter shame.