Joe Paterno is no longer the head coach of the Penn State football team and for very good reason.
He was fired last night amid a growing scandal that involved former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and allegations that he sexually molested children at Penn State facilities.
Out of all the college football scandals out there (and there are a lot) this has got to be the most disgusting of them all.
The incident at the center of this scandal happened in 2002 when Sandusky was witnessed molesting a little boy in the showers of the Penn State locker room.
Amazingly, Sandusky was allowed to hang around the team and practice facilities long after that. (He was officially banned from campus on November 6 this year).
Couple that with the fact that similar allegations were made against Sandusky as far back as 1998. You have to ask yourself, “Why was a sexual predator allowed to be part of the university for so long?” And this wasn’t the only child Sandusky is accused of molesting.
He is facing 40 counts of sex crimes of eight different boys. It’s starting to look more and more like a cover up and Joe Paterno was aware of it.
Joe Paterno certainly deserves to be fired. The fact that he came out with a statement saying he was going to retire at the end of this season was the height of arrogance.