Paterno Passed Away
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01-24-2012, 02:23 PM
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Pushing it further would have resulted in a tarnishing of his and his program's image.
This is actually pretty much the exact opposite of what would have happened.
If he had pushed it further, off campus, to real police and the like, he would have been the hero. He would have immidiately reinforced the fact that no one is above the moral high bar, not himself, not anyone in his organization.
Yeah it would have looked bad that it happened on campus, but it would have stopped. And he would have been the one to put a stop to it.
And there would have been no risk to him. He was Joe Paterno. The King of Penn State. The man on top of his own little camelot. No one would have brought about the slightest bit of repercussions on his part.
Now its just a sad exclamation on the end of a long career of good things that throws into question all the morals of a person. If they can ignore something this massive, what little things can they ignore?
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