Monday, November 07, 2011

Two More For the Wood Chipper?

Joe Pat and the Penn State pres?

What they knew and when they knew looks pretty damn ugly at first sight anyway.

Kelly said Paterno had cooperated with investigators and fulfilled his legal obligation to pass the information to a superior when, in 2002, the graduate assistant told him about an incident involving Sandusky that he had witnessed in the football facility’s showers. Paterno is not considered a target of the investigation at this point, Kelly said.

After the graduate assistant told Paterno, Curley and Schultz about what he had seen, Curley briefed the university president, according to the grand jury report. No one at the university alerted the police or pursued the matter to determine the well-being of the child involved. In fact, Kelly said Monday, the identity of that child remains unknown.

“Those officials and administrators to whom it was reported did not report that incident to law enforcement or to any child protective agency,” Kelly said. “Their inaction, likely, allowed a child predator to continue to victimize children for many, many years.”

Pretty damn thin exculpation for Paterno, I think. As the face of Penn State football it should have been obvious to him that his superiors were not taking the case to the police. Nor can I see any excuse for the President of the U.

UPDATE: Done and Done. Sad but inevitable.