Nebraska plays Penn State in an away game on Saturday....so we will watch it on television.Probably for the best, though. Happy Valley is going to be unhappy.
So, what do you think about Joe being fired? I'd really be interested to read what you think. And let's keep it civil, please. We all get to have our own opinions.
So, do you think:
1) It was right to fire him. He KNEW. He KNEW Sandusky was assaulting children and all he did was tell the athletic director?! That is so fucking lame!
2) I don't think it was right to fire him. He did what he was supposed to do. He notified his athletic director. For god sakes, he's been there for over half a decade! He is a legend, raised millions of dollars for that school. And HE didn't molest anyone!
Or? Other opinions? Sitting on the fence? This is a hard one for me, mostly because we don't know that many details. Yes, we know that he knew that Sandusky was molesting children. Yes, he notified his athletic director the moment he found this out.
Were he and Sandusky friends? And if so, did that come into play? And maybe he decided to get him off the team in a quieter way?
This poses all sorts of questions.
I mean, I like to think that if I was in his position, that I would have absolutely went to the police myself if my athletic director was of the mind that we should just throw this under the rug.
It smacks of the big wigs in the Catholic Church deciding to just transfer a priest who is molesting children instead of dealing with his sorry ass.
But, it gets hard when you put a face on it. I try to imagine something unimaginable to me. I try to imagine walking into the bathroom at work and seeing my favorite co-worker, Julie, molesting a child.
And you know what? I think my loyalties would go right out the window. I think knowing that she was hurting a child would take precedence.
I wish that Joe had felt that way too. But, then? His job is played out on a much more visible field. Perhaps, he felt that he had done all he could do.
We'll never know. So...I'll let you know my opinion after I hear yours.
What do you think about this? Was it right to fire Joe Paterno?