I've always been a proud, diehard Penn State and Joe Paterno fan.
That being said, this is addressed to all the loyal Paterno fans who continue to try to justify or lessen his actions and responsibilities through this horrible ordeal.
I've heard the excuses that it was more Graham Spanier's or Tom Corbett's fault. It is all of their faults, from the janitor to Corbett and everyone in between.
Ask yourselves this: Who had the most to lose (besides the monster) had it became public in 1998 or 2001? Not the faculty or student body, etc.
The football program - Joe Paterno and the dynasty he built, his precious great experiment tarnished. He wasn't about to let that happen.
This is the man who set a higher bar for college football. Win with honor, integrity. He expected no less from his players. Yet those ideals apparently didn't apply to him.
He knew full well what was going on, and twice he chose to ignore a serial pedophile. That enabled Sandusky to continue raping little boys.
Paterno was more concerned with his own legacy than those children. All the money, the wins, it means nothing now.
Look at it for what it is: What if it were your child? Would his actions be acceptable then?