Paterno in my opinion aided and abetted the rape of children. He must be permanently and swiftly erased from the memory of Penn State. He was a reprobate in the worst order in my judgment. Kids sleeping by his sorry statue should consult spiritual guidance for the key to forgiveness for their sins.
It is all about covering-your-ass for both Penn State and the Paternos. Whatever will do the minimal damage will be the option for both.
Paterno’s legacy and Penn State’s reputation are at stake. The victims can go pound sand, as far as they are concerned. In fact, I am betting that both Penn State and Paterno will come out relatively unscathed. There is too much money, power, glory, and ego involved.