It’s mind boggling how the media today is all about opinion and so little about fact reporting and journalism. I finally came across the actual text of Jerry Sandusky’s indictment text here (http://www.wltx.com/news/pdf/Sandusky-Grand-Jury-Presentment.pdf) and have downloaded and attached it to this post so that it remains available.
I think everyone should read the indictment, understand that everything in it may also not be true (until proven), and arrive at their own judgement. My opinion is below:
Sandusky needs to get the full force of the law and public opinion coming down on him. However, I think it’s pretty clear that Joe Paterno should go. As bad as I fee about his career ending this way, he knew what was going on (to a large extent) and was too smug in his situation to call it out. That might even be excusable if it was about some sort of bribe that someone took. But this was about raping young kids, which in many people’s mind is akin to murder. That’s too much to accept. Think about yourself in that situation. Would you continue to work, socialize and associate with a person who you have more that a suspicion of being a serial pedophile?
And the same goes for a lot of other people at Penn State and specially in the football program. I think the big house needs to be cleaned up big time, maybe even put on a hold.
Also, keep in mind that all you (me included) tax payers out there are going to be paying to settle all the law suits coming Penn State’s way. Thank you to all who made that little boost to the legal economy possible!
PS: I am a Penn State alum and I feel sad for all the students, teachers, staff, alumni and fans/supporters of Penn State who will lose because of the criminal and because of those who to various extents and in various ways allowed a criminal to get this far with his crimes. The lion is weeping and it will take a lot of work to restore its pride!