So let me get this straight. Joe Paterno knows that one of his coaches is fucking little kids, so he edges him out. Then, a few years later, he learns that the same guy is fucking little kids in the Penn State shower, so he just reports it to his boss, even though he’s the untouchable king of Happy Valley or whatever that hillbilly enclave is called. The latest rumor is that his punishment is that he’s going to choose his retirement date at age 84, and that’s OK with the NCAA, Penn State Trustees and Pennsylvania Attorney General?
And how about the President of Penn State, who has these qualifications:
a trained family therapist who has written about children and holds a Ph.D. in sociology
This guy’s defense is that he, someone specially trained in the dangers and the hallmarks of child sexual abuse, didn’t hear alarm bells when he heard a story about a coach, a shower and a ten-year-old boy? Isn’t he a school administrator with a duty to report [pdf] and therefore guilty of a crime? If he worked at a clinic as a family therapist, knew this, and didn’t report, he’d be fired at a minimum. Yet he’s still employed.
Then there’s the charity that Sandusky manipulated to supply him with young boys. That sweet Penn State cash keep them in the boy procurement business for a decade after the first allegations were made against Sandusky.
I look at all this, and I wonder what other NCAA programs have this issue. Pederasts thrive in an environment that attracts young boys, and they are sheltered by institutions where embarrassing scandal must be avoided at all costs. There are so many other dynasty athletic programs around that I’ve got to assume there’s another Sandusky or two hiding in the shadows fucking boys in the shower.