I grew up in Pennsylvania and while I never cared for Penn State, Joe Paterno or their football program, I always had a certain respect for the program. Penn State football seemed to be above the fray that you see at other football factory schools. Joe Paterno spoke in court yesterday about the reports of being told of an alleged incident involving Paterno's top assistant and the testimony was about as surprising as many had suspected. It's unthinkable to even imagine anyone including even the most diehard Penn State fan, could still support Paterno. It's about as pathetic as the excuses made by the Catholic church. What was Paterno thinking?
Today, we have some answers to the crucial question from the coach's mouth after Paterno's testimony from earlier this year — in which the now-former Penn State icon told a grand jury that he had been informed about an incident of "a sexual nature" between ex-defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and a young boy in 2002 — was read for the first time in open court Friday. In the testimony, Paterno said he "knew inappropriate action was taken by Jerry Sandusky with a youngster" after a meeting with then-graduate assistant Mike McQueary, who allegedly saw Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in a locker room shower the previous night, but did not inform police and waited at least a day to inform his boss, athletic director Tim Curley, because he "didn't want to interfere with their weekends."I wonder how the weekend went for the victim?