By Brandon Pemberton
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Yesterday a little past ten pm EST, Penn State’s board of directors held a press conference announcing that Joe Paterno would no longer be coaching the Penn State Nittany Lions. This whole situation is flat out disgusting and it befuddles me how this type of thing could happen on a college campus and people know about it and not go overboard to stop it. I actually forced myself to read the whole 23 page grand jury testimony and it was hard to not get choked up while reading what that piece of trash Jerry Sandusky did to these innocent children. Penn State students rioted and defaced property after hearing of Paterno’s firing. But this is bigger then football, we are talking about the abuse of children here, football takes a backseat obviously in my eyes, but the cult Penn State fans are more worried about Joe Pa then the victims and they are a sick group of individuals.
Okay so the school’s president was fired, Paterno was fired, the athletic director resigned, and the director of business and finance(who also was in charge of campus police) was forced to resign. They all had some sort of part in enabling Sandusky to abuse these children over the years and deservedly lost their jobs, but lost in the sauce somehow is wide receivers coach Mike McQueary. The same man who at 28 years old witnessed the sodomy of what he believed to be a 10 year old child and instead of stopping the act, by any means necessary, went and called his father. His father told him to come home and they then told Paterno what he had seen that night. What happened to calling the police, getting the kid out of harms way, or even kicking Sandusky’s ass for the unforgiving act he was committing?
Even with McQueary’s negligence, he some how still has his job and it’s been reported on numerous credible media outlets that he will coach this Saturday, rather it be on the sideline or up in the press box. Penn State started the process of cleaning things up yesterday, but how does McQueary survive after his part in this? It’s no legit explanation that anyone could give the public on why he gets to stick around and it would be a disgrace if he has a pair of headsets on this weekend as Penn State hosts Nebraska on Senior Day. I don’t know what else is going to come out concerning this whole story, but nothing would surprise me at this point. I just know everyone who was involved should go and that must include McQueary. BOTTOM LINE______________________