First, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State scandal, I would like to thank the students who attended the vigil out of respect for the victims.
They're the ones we need to pray for and never forget.
My problem with this entire scandal is Mike McQueary.
He witnessed the abuse and did nothing to stop it immediately. Now he is on paid leave.
Why did he not act? Instead, he walked away, leaving the child in the hands of the abuser.
He talks to his father about it that night. Why did the two of them not call the police?
The next day he tells Joe Paterno, and Joe reports it, but did not follow through, so he is fired.
I can't understand how McQueary has been able to continue going on with his life since that day. He was there and should have stopped it, right then and there.
I would think if he had a cell phone, he should have called the police and stopped Sandusky. I can't even begin to imagine, now that this is all coming out, (how the then 10-year-old boy) feels about him - to know that he was there and did nothing.
I don't care to hear any of the excuses. McQueary should have protected that child, but he walked away.
I would have stopped Sandusky without giving it a second thought.
There is nothing more important than for us as adults to protect the children.
I can't understand why McQueary has not been fired yet (yes, it may be coming). In my eyes, when McQueary walked away and did nothing, he is as guilty as Sandusky.
As it stands now, JoePa is only guilty of not following through, my heart aches for him.
He announced his retirement but was fired. Do I think he deserved this? No.
JoePa has repeatedly said he should have done more, but to fire him and have McQueary on leave is just so wrong.