Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/21/13
It was nearly a year ago January 22, 2012 that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, 85, died. A little more than a week after getting his record-setting 409th win, Paterno was dead and his storied, 46-year career began to undergo a grim revision – forever tarnished by the child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State involving former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky.As I started to write this article to correspond with the anniversary of Paterno’s death I had the idea of contacting as many Penn State students, alumni and athletes as possible with the question as to how the Sandusky scandal affected Coach Paterno’s legacy in their eyes. However one letter that I received from a graduate and huge supporter of PSU was stated with such passion that I was compelled to share it. Jonathan Karsh is a proud graduate of Penn State University and currently resides in Philadelphia, Pa with his wife and family. He wrote:“Joe Paterno did exactly as he was instructed to do. He did what the empl...
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