Penn State University should take down the Paterno statue.
Louis Freeh’s 267-page report into the Sandusky child sex abuse case is a terrible indictment of the culture of Penn State Football since 1998. The University President, Vice President, Athletic Director, and football Head Coach Paterno never went to authorities with their knowledge of what Sandusky was doing to kids.
That makes them people of low moral character.
They allowed little boys to be raped.
They knew Sandusky was raping little boys, and did nothing to stop it.
They didn’t stop it because of how it “might reflect on the football program.”
Joe Paterno allowed little boys to be raped.
Matt Millen, a man who played football at Penn State, described Joe Paterno as a “man of character” when he stated his disagreement with taking down the Paterno statue. My wife’s rebuttal was better than I could have ever delivered:
“ A man of character would not have allowed little boys to be raped for twelve years. What kind of man does it take to hide something like that because he is scared of what would happen to his football team? A horrible man.”
My wife is right.