It's been just over 24 hours since Penn St. decided to drop the hammer on their 84 year old iconic football coach Joe Paterno. I'm still struggling to figure out exactly what to make of all this.
Yes Jerry Sandusky is a horrible human being who deserves far worse than rotting in jail for the last miserable years of his life. I'm actually kind of torn whether he gets the Dahmer punishment while in jail or has to re-enter society and take the backlash that will come in that instance.
Yes Sandusky is the true villian here,and let's never lose sight of that.
That being said, it could have been thwarted if the people surrounding him had acted like responsible human beings.
March 1, 2002
A Penn State graduate assistant enters the locker room at the Lasch Football Building. In the showers, he sees a naked boy, known as Victim 2, whose age he estimates to be 10 years old, being subjected to anal intercourse by a naked Sandusky. The graduate assistant tells his father immediately.
Is his father a cop?? Or Chris Hansen even??
no...um, how about calling the police??
March 2, 2002
In the morning, the graduate assistant calls coach Joe Paterno and goes to Paterno's home, where he reports what he has seen.
well he'll deal with it
March 3, 2002
Paterno calls Tim Curley, Penn State athletic director to his home the next day and reports a version of what the grad assistant had said.
Police on the line....oh shoot they got cut off. We'll deal with this later
Later in the month the graduate assistant is called to a meeting with Curley and senior vice president for finance and business Gary Schultz. The grad assistant reports what he has seen and Curley and Schultz say they will look into it.
"we'll look into it"
March 27, 2002 (approximate)
The graduate assistant hears from Curley. He is told that Sandusky's locker room keys are taken away and that the incident has been reported to The Second Mile. The graduate assistant is never questioned by university police and no other entity conducts an investigation until the graduate assistant testifies in grand jury in December 2010.
We took his locker room keys away, he can't molest any kids without them. We reported the "incident" to The Second Mile.
How about the police??????
"we'll look into it"
This whole situation is beyond disturbing, not sure where we even go from here, .