Joe Paterno’s recent death caused many to wonder if he succumbed to lung cancer or stress stemming from the larger than life Penn State fall from grace.
When multiple sexual abuse allegations surfaced, many Eddie Robinson fans believed that Paterno’s record was invalidated by his inaction.
Regardless of where people stand on interrelated issues of records, sports lore, abuse, victimization, brand building and power, sensitivity is important.
Communities want to keep their legacies. And while that is understandable, if the Penn State debacle does not serve as a lesson, it was for nought.
Peace to all involved. Protect children. Check out my post on HBCU Digest on the subject.
P.S. Why did Sandusky, the man charged, issue a statement? Errr. Does. Not. Compute.