The Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal is an incredibly sad ordeal.
Joe Paterno, Penn State's famous football coach, knew about Sandusky for years, and did nothing to stop him.
Talking about when a man, Mike McQueary, told him he saw Sandusky molesting a boy in the shower, Paterno said, under oath, to a grand jury:
"Well, he had seen a person, an older — not an older, but a mature person who was fondling, whatever you might call it — I’m not sure what the term would be — a young boy."
So who was this older person and was he actually doing anything inappropriate?
"Obviously, he was doing something of a sexual nature. I’m not sure exactly what it was. I didn’t push Mike to describe exactly what it was because he was very upset. Obviously, I was in a little bit of a dilemma since Mr. Sandusky was not working for me anymore. So I told — I didn’t go any further than that except I knew Mike was upset and I knew some kind of inappropriate action was being taken by Jerry Sandusky with a youngster."
So did Paterno immediately run to the authorities?
"It was a Saturday morning and I didn’t want to interfere with their weekends."
He waited until the next week to talk to the former athletic director.
And after all that, nothing happened until ten years later, during the trial that just happened, where justice was finally served.
Yes, Joe Paterno is the winningest football coach in history — but he also protected a pedophile for years.