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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Joe Paterno deserves scorn, not sympathy
With the way the media are covering Joe Paterno's disgraceful exit from the Penn State coaching ranks, you would think the guy was next in line for sainthood. They depict a tearful son Jay wishing his dad were here, and posters hanging everywhere in the football stadium of loving farewells to good ol' JoePa.
The evidence of what Joe Paterno's legacy will be is in front of everyone's nose: this is the guy who put football money and power above the protection of the innocent. Estimates are around $50,000,000 per year in 2011 dollars of Penn State's football program revenue, and these are the dollars Joe Paterno chose to protect, not the children victims who may number in the hundreds by the time this investigation into the pedophile Jerry Sandusky and his crimes committed while associated with the Penn State football program are completed. Joe chose the approximate $500 Million dollars over the children, when he made his decision to leave the police out of this situation. And I suspect, but can't verify that Joe didn't make this decision by himself, either. He had the ear of the athletic director and the university president at the time, and I suspect also that the revenue that might be adversely affected should this story come to light was discussed at length. And then jointly, the whole scummy lot of Penn State athletic poobahs decided to keep all of this hush hush.
And Joe Paterno knew of this reprobate's activities for years, and chose to turn a blind eye to the irreparable damage that he was inflicting on untold numbers of children. What kind of monster does this? And this scumbag Jerry Sandusky was still held in high esteem by Joe Paterno until just the last few weeks when the story broke.
Don't feel sorry for poor ol' Joe Paterno, getting fired after years of his basking in everyone's perceived love and adoration. He is just as much a scum sucking dog of a man as is his defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky. And now we hear Joe has lawyered up, pending the civil and possible criminal proceedings that may come his way.
He is the scum of the earth, and not the hero we all thought him to be.