As hundreds have already commented, I think the Penn State board of trustees was incompetent in handling the fiasco. As the firestorm hit, they immediately reacted by throwing gasoline on the fire.
The chief villain in the whole mess is the former university president. The trustees did one thing right by canning him.
The way Joe Paterno was victimized in this scandal was the most disgraceful example of human action I have ever witnessed. I have never been a great Paterno fan and haven’t been to a football game in 24 years. However, I cannot ignore the great contributions he made to the university and all those whose lives he touched. His integrity, humility and generosity were without a doubt above the highest standards.
He had malice toward none. I often thought he ranted and raged with officials just to entertain the millions who watched. He did a great job. His incessant desire to have a positive impact on the lives of every person he came in contact with is something we should all try to emulate.
I long to be Penn State proud, which I had been for 48 years. But not now.
When I see a picture of the Graham Spanier in handcuffs being led off to jail and the entire board of trustees being replaced, then it will be possible. And impeachment of the governor would be a bonus.