First Penn State, now Syracuse Nov 19, 2011 11:14:40 GMT -5
Post by miracles87 on Nov 19, 2011 11:14:40 GMT -5
Russky, the PSU Board acted in a completely legal, and in my view, regrettably gutless fashion when they fired Paterno, as opposed to putting him on leave. I believe they acted in such a fashion to try and tame the furor of public opinion, which has all but assigned co-conspirator status to Paterno in Sandusky's alleged crimes. Joe Paterno may well end up deserving these charges. Frankly, I am almost certain that, as these further facts come out, they will not accrue to Paterno's benefit. HOWEVER, I believe that, by all accounts, Joe Paterno is a decent man who has done much good in his 60 years at Penn State, and he is deserving of the facts, good or bad, or really awful, to emerge before judgment is rendered on the kind of person he is. I cannot believe you are really contesting the notion that practically every pundit in every rag across this great land, with some notable exceptions like Tom Boswell here at the Washington Post, have used the cover of the bonfire of the Twitterverse to render their own judgment based on one side of the story, without any meaningful light being shined by Paterno himself. My "Paterno Protocol" post was merely suggesting the natural course of events that will commence at Syracuse once we get the band back together, tune up our pitchforks, and light our torches. I hope and pray that Fine is innocent, and that Jim Boeheim has not been lugging a predator and his current prey around the Big East since 1980. I sure as Edited hope that the actors at Syracuse receive the benefit of the doubt, and events are not forced by all of us with our instant OP-ED sections on our hips. As far as Joe, I believe there is still a small chance he is truly innocent of any cover up, and there is also the even smaller chance that he is the ringleader of an enormous Central Pennsylvania child molestation ring. See? I have an open mind! I think everyone should. Then, when the facts come out, have at it. Some on this board are apparently young or naive enough to accept without questioning the reported findings of Grand Juries and Prosecutions, well, sadly, many of them will learn the folly of that thinking during their own lives.