A Penn State Nightmare

Sam Tastad@@samtastadCorrespondent IIINovember 11, 2011

STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 09:  Penn State University head football coach Joe Paterno watches his team during practice on November 9, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Joe Paterno was going to go out as perhaps the best coach ever in college football. Paterno wanted to got on top and leave with a legacy that will be remembered for future generations. 

It all changed in a short matter when scandal happened. When the unspeakable happened. Paterno was on the hot seat, and scapegoat one might say. 

Now, Paterno's job was on the line. He didn't want to get fired.It happened and now life must go on. 

This is just the beginning, and it could get worse for Penn State, but they are taking the right steps for the future of the university. 

This whole scandal is tragic, sad and disappointing. What Jerry Sandusky allegedly did to eight boys is terrible, outrageous and upsetting. 

The way the university handled this scandal was unethical, and not morally right. 

When a graduate student witnesses the horrific events that Sandusky did to the eight boys, he should have done more. Yes, he reported it to Paterno, and then Paterno reported it to athletic director Tim Curley, but they should of done more. 

The university should have reported him to the police, and dismissed him from the university. Because they didn't, Penn State has a bigger black eye now. 

Paterno should of taken it to the police to be the leader the university and athletes need. 

It would have been the moral and ethical way. 

Curley and university officials could have reported it as well. But instead everyone kept it a secret. In fact Curley is still employed at Penn State. 

It's just the fact they could of done something about this in 2002, and it would have helped. Perhaps Paterno could still be coaching Saturday. 

Now, Sandusky, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz are going to have to pay for it as they face legal charges. Perhaps Paterno might as well.

Not just these men, but Paterno and everyone involved, but Penn State will have its image tarnished. It is going to take a lot of rebuilding. 

The university must take the necessary steps it needs, and it has so far. Is McQueary, the graduate student and coach now, the next to go? Plus, along with Curley? 

He is scheduled to coach on Saturday, but should he?  It's been reported Penn State doesn't want him on the sidelines, and he shouldn't be.

Plus, if Paterno can't be, McQueary probably shouldn't. Don't you think McQueary should have been fired as well? 

How could one know about this and not report it to the police? One would think that this would ride on their conscience, and be ashamed of what happened. 

This is one of worst tragedies in all of sports and it comes and taints a legend's career at the end of his career. Paterno has to be thinking about what he could have done more. 

Amidst the scandal Penn State students are handling this poorly as they should be terrified of how disturbing it is to find someone at your school committing a horrendous crime. 

Tipping over news cars, flipping off cameras and rioting is not respectful of the law and to the families of the boys that were abused, according to the grand jury report.

I see standing up for a legend and for someone that has been the face of your university, but realize that lives were affected in a tragic, sad and disturbing manner. 

As humans, and Christians, whether you believe in God, we should stand up for what is right, not something that is inhumane and unjust. 

Penn State will be forever changed by this event and it will take a while for its image to be repaired.

UPDATE: McQueary will not be coaching this Saturday.


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