Re: I need assistance.
posted at 11/8/2011 3:07 PM EST
Not sure in what direction this whole discussion has gone, but
after reading about it on CNN, I find it absolutely wrong that
even though Paterno wasn’t directly involved in this scandal, per say, he
didn’t do enough to right a sinking ship when he knew it had the potential
to go down.
he was told of the shower incident and told ONLY his superior, but that
was it. He should have gone further and seen the complaint followed
Sandusky should have been fired on the spot. Any and all governing
bodies at the University who were made aware of the
sexual attacks seemed to have looked a blind eye, in order
to NOT diminish the reputation of an institution. Their “fear”
for the school’s reputation was MORE dire and important than
that of an attack victim.. shame on them.
that said, I understand that when one reveres and or idolizes another person
Or institution, its always hard to ever imagine that that image
has the possibility of ever being tarnished when its been
held in such high esteem for eons.
but this is life and people are the ones who are the infallible ones,NOT
In this case the most egregious are without a doubt Sandusky, but also all
Who were made aware of the sexual attacks on teens and DIDN’T report it or
DIDN’T see it followed through the legal system. I think accountability
needs to be held to all who were aware of what happened and DID nothing.
to what degree? that is NOT my area to say who gets what punishment, but
when children are involved in any sort of attack, the actual perpetrator
needs to be sentence to the fullest extent of the law…and Paterno with his 45+ year tenure,
should have known his role in keeping that institution’s crowning reputation in tact, he wasn’t
a revered King for nothing… but his crown and reign are sorrily over due to a truly sad misstep in judgment to preserve a kingdom’s reputation
not sure that made any sense, sad story however you look at it