In response to nhsteven's comment:
The new report, headed by a former PA governor & Attorney General who claimed he did not know Paterno (Right; also, that's why Mrs Paterno hired him?) tried to claim there was no "concrete evidence" that Paterno covered anything up; while there was no smoking gun, this falls under the category of "slick lawyering", or "prove that Santa Claus doesn't exist". At best, in falls under the category of what constitutes tangible evidence, something that is argued on in practicially every court case; in other words, what a crock. File it under OJ Simpson, Pete Rose, Ryan Braun, and so on.
Here is where they don't get it: Paterno, not ONCE, not ONCE, as the patriarch of that institution, never wondered what happened with the police investigation with such bizarre charges of his long time colleague, Sandusky? Really?
The guy was Penn State. A mouse could faht and he'd be told about it.
If a colleague of mine for 25 years was accused of something so vile, I wouldn't believe it and would want to know why my colleague was being accused. None of that happened. In fact, they went one further and had him "retire" after that season. Why did he "retire", Joe? Hmm?
It's not like it's some minor violation or charge. McQueary concocted his whole story to Paterno just because? Either McQueary is a cuckoo or what he was saw was very real. Either way, McQueary remained an employee and Sandusky went on his way like nothing happened.
Poor Joe is dead now, but his silence on the topic spoke volumes. Guilty as suspected and the cover up is one of the worst displays of a cover up in the country's history. Without question. Dozens of lives ruined, all because an ego ridden dwarf wanted to be selfish and protect a legacy that actually ended a long time ago. You have to wonder how much money has been used on the backs of the victims to pay for these attorneys for this crap, too. Despicable.
The arrogance of the Paterno family to think that people will actually listen to their cries is also a joke.
I had this thing pegged from the onset and it also ties directly into the corrupt NCAA and the power it has in terms of making money for these kinds of programs and why this was actually allowed to unfold.