Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Not Good Enough

Joe Paterno was informed that his assistant coach was having sex with young boys in the locker room on the Penn State campus, told his superiors at the university and then sat back and did nothing further. He should have reported the incident to the legal authorities as soon as he was informed of it, and he sure as hell should have done so when his superiors took no action for years.

Now he being allowed to resign at the end of the season. He should not be allowed to resign at any time, he should be fired in disgrace. He should be locked up and the key thrown away. By failing to report the sex abuse to the proper authorities, and by remaining silent for years when his superiors covered up sex crimes, he is complicit in those crimes.

Penn State should be ashamed of itself, and the football team should refuse to take the field so long at that criminal is part of the university’s athletic department.

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