I believe that certain heads should roll at Penn and that those who knew about this and did nothing should be held accountable and beyond. For me that includes the late Joe Paterno. I have a dear friend who works for Penn, and this whole scandal has sickened her to the core, not only because it destroyed an institution she so dearly loved and believed in, but because she knows the good that still exists, even though all people are seeing right now is the dark and evil. I hope that they are held legally accountable and not given immunity from legal or financial consequence. Likewise, I hope that the good that does exist can blossom in the midst of this tragedy, off the playing field, because there is a whole new generation of students who have hopes and dreams at Penn State. They should not be punished or robbed of a future because of Sandusky's evilness.
Reading through this thread, this post stuck out to me, only because the fact that this person worked for Penn State has nothing to do with anything, for me.
Personally, I had never heard of Jerry Sandusky, or Joe Paterno before any of this.
This is about a child molester plain and simple.
I don't give a **** who he is, he's out of commission.
Anyone who knew, or suspected his actions and did nothing, for whatever reason, hold their share of the blame.
The message is, if you suspect, if you know.....tell.
and yes, if you suspect, tell someone. That doesn't mean at the drop of a hat, but don't bury what you think is true.
These molestors rely on the fact that others are too afraid to to put their suspictions into words for many reasons, including "but what if it's not true" and let countless children suffer.