Penn State and Joe Paterno have been synonymous with college football for the last 50+ years. Over the last year we have all began to ask – What has really been going on at Penn State?!
Today we found out. A special investigative counsel, lead by former FBI Director Louis
Freeh, released their 267 page report this morning. To say the report was damning is an understatement. Paterno and three other leaders at Penn State seem to have known about Gerry Sandusky and his atrocious acts of sexual misconduct with children. Not only did they know, but they actively sought to cover up the incidents and refrained from reporting them to authorities.
This didn’t happen one time. It happened over the better part of a decade. Yes, you read that right. A fucking decade! Again we ask, WHAT THE HELL HAS BEEN GOING ON AT PENN STATE? This is absolutely ludicrous. Grown men stood by and allowed another man to sexually abuse children. For God’s sake, what is the world coming to? Considering the source, I am going to take this report as fact for my next thoughts.
1. Penn State should immediately take down the Joe Paterno statue outside of the stadium. Who wants to go to a football game and walk by a scumbag that allowed sexual assault on children? Not me.
2. Paterno was a fantastic football coach. One of the best ever. This one mistake completely erases every single one of the wins that he had earned. The university and fans must take a stand for what is right, both morally and legally. This is accomplished by distancing themselves from Paterno, his family and his accomplishments.
3. Paterno, and even Sandusky, has given a lot to PSU. There have been numerous large donations and even have buildings named in their honor. PSU must remove the names of these criminals and get it done yesterday. Nobody needs to glorify these assholes.
4. Paterno was a great coach. Penn State was a great football program. However, these shitheads deserve to have the nation know who they are as men and what they did. It is repulsive to even fathom one man committing the crimes, but then to be covered up by a group of such highly distinguished men makes it even worse. Turns out they are no better than the convicted felons rotting away in prison.
So here’s the deal. It now seems very clear that Joe Paterno was not the man that we all thought he was. Penn State and their administration were not as distinguished as they led the world to believe. Stop trying to sugar coat what happened. A man raped little boys and deserves to die in jail. That man’s friends covered up his actions. Those 4 men who allowed it should be thrown in jail as well. Live by the sword, die by the sword. It’s about time Americans stopped cutting public figures a break and started demanding the highest standards from them. Our children need better role models, our country needs better citizens, and the world could use a few less idiots.
Agree or disagree? Leave a comment or tweet me @APompliano. Be prepared for truth filled responses with a dose of humor.