(and anyone else who's mysteriously found their way to this spot on the web)
If you see a child being raped, in front of your actual eyes, the correct next step is to pick up something heavy and commence to beatin' the shit outta the raper. What you don't do is walk away and 'tell someone' whos name doesn't begin with 'Officer' or 'Detective'. You don't worry about losin' your job, saving face (which is just fancy phrasing for 'coververin' up') for a football program, or anything else that bounces around your mind. You stop it.
Unless you're this big strappin' guy:
while a grad student saw this lowlife, Jerry Sandusky raping a young boy in the athletic center showers. And felt his only human responsibility was to report it to school officials, and not to immediately pull Sandusky off of the kid and
begin manually unhinging his limbs from his body.)
If you hear about a member of your staff being a full on, child rapin' perv, you do not distance yourself in such a manor that you can keep "deniability" while allowing the perv to continue on with his pediphilic ways.
Unless you're this guy:
I certainly don't wanna sound like I'm taking any of the responsibility for such heinous behaviours away from Jerry Sandusky. But a pedophile is gonna be a pedophile. It's like asking a tire to be a book. A tire's job is to be a tire. And that's just what it's gonna be. A pedophiles job is to be a
To the "Ya never know what you'd do" peeps.
It was announced that Joe Pa would *retire* at the end of the season. Apparently, that was the deal struck by Penn State and their head coach. Penn State leadership should be embarrassed by the message that sends. Allowing someone who chose to go unethical and unconscionable routes under the color of your school to stay on to coach out the final games of a season is a both a tacit and yet repulsively overt endorsement of his choices and actions. Would Joe Pa being drummed out tonight be fair to the team? Hell no. But it would certainly send a message that child safety, integrity and respect for the honor of the institution is paramount. And that failing to uphold those tenants is not acceptable. Period. While it might not be fair it is the right thing to do. <--...A lil' sumthin' Penn State could use more of right now.
(Evidently, as I was typing this post last night, Penn State administration clued into this fact and canned Joe Pa. The result? Riot police being deployed [click here])
Until now, I've had nothing against our Big 10 brethren. I had mad respect for a coach who's been at the helm at such an elite level for such a long time, and with such a winning record. But I've said it before. I'm sayin' it now. And unfortunately, I'm sure I'll end up sayin' it again... Decisions people. DECISIONS. I don't know why all of them had to be so poor, cowardly and short sided in this case. But they were.
So Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, Mike McQueary, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz (click here) et al: