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November 8, 2011

Joe Paterno… Legally safe but Morally?

Filed under: Seriously Strange,World of Weird — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Carmeloy @ 6:56 am

In this latest news regarding the alleged cover up of a sex scandal at Penn State it is disturbing to hear that even outside the sports world the unwritten rule of “what goes on in the locker room stays in the locker room” was observed.  There has to be some sense of moral responsibility that if an alleged illegal crime is committed, that someone has to take action especially when you hold a high position in that University.

Joe Paterno is the oldest, winningest and maybe the most revered coach, was flooded Monday in a growing furor involving former defensive coordinator and one-time heir apparent Jerry Sandusky, who was indicted on charges of sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years.

The Pennsylvania state police commissioner said Paterno fulfilled his legal requirement when he relayed to university administrators that a graduate assistant had seen Sandusky attacking a young boy in the team’s locker room shower in 2002. But the commissioner also questioned whether Paterno had a moral responsibility to do more.

In the surrounding town of State College, some were even asking whether the 84-year-old coach should step down after 46 seasons on the sidelines.

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