Re: PATERNO ( The FRAUD ) FIRED!!!
posted at 11/10/2011 10:22 AM EST
In Response to Re: PATERNO ( The FRAUD ) FIRED!!!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: PATERNO ( The FRAUD ) FIRED!!! : What "obvious indifference"? He did report it. We don't knoww what, if anything else, he did. "He should have called the police", is the outcry. But, if the alleged eye witness who say it didn't think it worthy of informing the police, if after some sort of internal investigation, the AD and President of the University didn't think a call to the police was merited, why should Paterno have called them? If it eventually comes to light that Paterno participated in a cover-up, fry him! But, if that's not the case, let's stop sensationalizing the story just because Paterno was involved. Paterno did act. Hindsight is always 20/20...and, in hindsight, he could have, and should have done more. But, if he were, say, a non-descript college professor, who got involved in a similar way...there's no story here. Certainly, based on what we no so far, Paterno did nothing criminal.
Posted by TexasPat3[/QUOTE]
I've got no use for a human especially one of great power and position who seemingly chooses to do nothing more than report the rape of a child. We all have watershed moments in our lives that we didn't invite and never wanted. Paterno's response to his will now be his legacy. Not his football career. I am willing to bet Paterno thought long and hard about this at the time. Maybe he even lost sleep over it, but it sounds like that was about it.
His pre-emptive - I'll retire at the end of the season, the board of trustees doesn't need to worry about me - effort, makes his whole existence even more disgusting.
And if this were a non-descript professor, it would have been a story locally, but Paterno is not a local figure and has never wanted to be. He wanted to be the winningest coach ever. He wanted that pedastal. He's put himself in a position to receive the attention he's getting. He deserves all of it.
You can't invite public glorification and then expect private disgrace.