“but that is a problem that rests with those who fired Paterno and let the guilty off the hook”
Huh? Who’s been let off the hook? I don’t see anyone free and clear of this outrage at this juncture. True, some are not yet in jail, but they will all suffer the extreme losses attendant to a civil lawsuit or two at a minimum. I just hope they go after the University president and leave him and his staff penniless! Oh, and how is it that Paterno is not an abuser? He allowed it to be covered up. He is, therefore a moral co-conspirator. It was more important for him to salvage his “legacy” than protect some helpless children. He hasn’t yet suffered enough in my view!
The Grand Jury report shows that after reporting the information to Curly and Schultz (head of the University Police), Paterno was left out of all subsequent meetings between Curly, Schultz, McQuery, and Spanier. Schultz never passed the information along to his University Police. So in reality, Paterno did inform the University Police when he initially talked to Curly and Schultz. I think he has suffered more than enough. All the decision makers, and the witness were meeting and charting the course of action without Paterno's involvement.