Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My take on Joe Paterno and the scandal at Penn State...

For what it's worth, here is my response to a forum question about it:

Re: Does Joe Pa survive this?

posted at 11/9/2011 5:44 AM CST
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To answer the question, I don't care if Joe Paterno "survives" this incident. What will survive it is the trauma the REAL victims will live with the rest of their lives. Everyone involved in covering this up will live with their own consciences, or lack thereof, but none will endure the real pain those victims will. It's way above and beyond Penn State, college football, and is a sad example of that old adage that absolute power corrupts absolutely. 

Nothing Paterno says or does now will erase the black mark he just put on his "legacy". Maybe someday we will stop idolizing these men that play a game for a living. They are only human, and we make them Gods.