Two days ago you heard the name “Paterno” hundreds of times. You were lucky if you heard the name “Sandusky” at all. Paterno was the third party who never should have been involved, but still contacted his superior as well as the police commissioner and put them in touch with the witness. Yet HE is the one who has taken ALL the blame so far. I have heard dozens of people talking about the “Paterno sex scandal” when the only (even remotely) legitimate complaint against him is that he either went to too high a level of police or he didn’t follow up. I don’t buy either of those.
Sandusky is the alleged monster. You don’t hear his name. This is no different than talking about a “Wisconsin Murder Scandal” mentioning the cops that let Dahmer go without mentioning his name. For f***’s sake, this is all about the wrong people.
Come on though, Paterno was probably the most famous college football coach, and he had just become the winningest coach of all time. He IS Penn State, for all intents and purposes.
Wasn't he Sandusky's boss for about 30 years? He either knew or should have known that something wasn't exactly right with this person who reported to him. Lots of other organizations would hold an executive responsible for not protecting the organization from this kind of fallout.
Paterno is dealing with moral ones.