Originally Posted by shades9323
How is that Paterno's fault?
So far I personally haven't read anything that shows he is at fault. In the whole mess Paterno and the 2 mothers seem to be the only people that actually followed through with anything the way they should have. For all we know Paterno was being told it had been resolved (not only from the University but from McQuery). At the end of the day he didn't witness anything himself (that I have seen) and did the right thing when notified.
Where was the DA's responsibility (and where is the DA who has been missing under suspicious circumstances since 2005 with his computer drive wiped clean), the multiple witnesses who didn't report anything, the university officials that appear to have tried to squash the story. They are to blame in my opinion not Paterno.
I don't particularly like Paterno and have rooted for Penn State to lose as long as I can remember but damn I'm not throwing the guy under the bus without hearing a lot more. What happened to those kids is brutal, awful, disgusting. If someone who had witnessed one of the many acts had stepped forward maybe further incidents could have been prevented. But really, crucify the guy that didn't witness anything but did act appropriately to the allegations?