I would like to thank you for providing me easy blog material, this is like taking candy from a baby.
I would like to provide you with a link to check out, in it is Paterno talking for the first time.
Open a nice Kool-aid and enjoy.
This is some of what he said concerning the conversation he had with the coach who witnessed the sexual abuse.
Paterno: "I didn't know exactly how to handle it, and I was afraid to do something that might jeopardize what the university procedure was, ( now these next words are key ) so I turned it over to some other people, people I thought would have a little more expertise than I did. It didn't work out that way."
So Joe, when it didn't work out, you did nothing more?
So, as expected, Joe was more concerned about his beloved university, than the 10 year old kid.
This bit of news just surfaced today because of a interview he did with the Washington Post.
It's been documented that Mcqueary didn't get into great detail when he met with JoePa, but he told Joe enough that he "....didn't know exactly how to handle it....."
How much detail do you really need? The words Sandusky--shower--10 year old boy really should have been enough for Joe to do something other than go to his boss.
The full interview with the post is here http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/joe-paternos-first-interview-since-the-penn-state-sandusky-scandal/2012/01/13/gIQA08e4yP_story_3.html
In it Joe also says "I didn't know which way to go, and rather than get in there and make a mistake...."
Does that really sound like a guy who didn't know anything?
It really is sad. So many Happy Valley residents think Joe is a victim.
He's not fired.
Still collecting a check.
He made over 1 million dollars in 2008.
Hey, when you're the face of the company, that comes with responsibilities.
If you're the Captain of the ship and the mate runs aground, the Captain gets fired too.
When you're the face of the university, and you hear a first hand account of a former coach sexually abusing a 10 year old in the football team showers......
and you "....don't know exactly how to handle it....."
then you should be fired.
Have a Happy Valley Sunday!