Originally posted on FatManWriting  |  Last updated 5/10/13
Joe Paterno's legacy will forever be tarnished by the Jerry Sandusky scandal.  No number of wins, pro bowlers, national titles/conference titles, or anything else for that matter will allow people to forget that he could have stopped a terrible tragedy from occurring. JoePa had to know this. It would have been understandable if he just wanted to crawl into a dark corner and hide from the prying eyes of the media. No one likes getting fired, but to have it happen after being somewhere for 40+ years along with the knowledge that he could have/should have stopped a pedophile--the strain would break a lot of people. Yet in spite of how his career ended and in spite of his ongoing battler with cancer the Coach had something on his mind that he had to talk to the new guy about. He had to make sure that Bill O'Brien do one thing with the program, and it is something that O'Brien has shared: “I know obviously that was a hugely difficult time for him. But he picked up the pho...
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