|Paterno statue at Penn State: now reported missing in action.|
This is a scapegoating of Paterno,who never was and could probably not have been convicted of any wrongdoing, but who now cannot defend himself. And it is a sacrifice of the interests of thousands of students, athletes, and employees of Penn State who had nothing to do with pedophilia.
The worst thing is deleting from the official record all of Penn State's wins going back to 1989. Besides punishing the innocent, this is a deliberate falsification of history. And the wins, of course, had nothing to do with pedophilia or the coverup of pedophilia. What does this say to young people, to college students everywhere? 1. That it is okay to lie. 2. That there is no point in trying hard; someone else can just come along and erase everything on you later.
It seems to me as heinous in itself as, and very similar in nature to, Jerry Sandusky's original transgression.