One of the reasons why I find it hard to believe that Paterno was apathetic about a possible child molester in his locker room is that it seems so out of character for him. By all reports Paterno ran a very tight ship, and didn’t put up with much. I remember when he benched his star senior running back and star senior receiver just before a bowl game, and lost the game because of it. The running back took gifts from an agent, and the receiver wasn’t going to class. This is just one example of many. It doesn’t make sense to me that he would be so strict with things like this, and be so apathetic about possible child rape going on in his facility.
The thing that angers me is that the media has destroyed a man’s integrity, honor, reputation, etc. based on a lack of knowledge. Nobody really knows what he did or didn’t do, or what his attitude was about the situation. It seems unconscionable to me to do that to a man without any facts.
If it turns out that he is guilty, then the media can go after him if they want, but in the mean time they have destroyed a man based upon their own presuppositions and prejudices as to what they think the Penn State football culture was like.
It just isn’t right.