Why do people think joe pa is the bad guy?

Joe pa did nothing wrong and did not deserve to be fired. People act like this is all his fault and that he never reported it. And joe pa did report it. He reported it to the athletic director or whoever while it was going on. It's the idiot athletic directors fault. And for those of you saying "he should of reported to the police", I bet none of you would of never did that either. And you have the guy who actually molested the kids and the two others who never reported it, and you look at joe as the bad guy? Come on.

Asked By: - 11/10/2011
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Forget job titles, Paterno has been the tallest hog at the trough for decades. He knew, he should have been pounding on doors and demanding answers.
Answered By: I has a hat - 11/10/2011
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he condoned horrific behavior. i dont think hes a bad guy. he just had a horrible, horrible lapse in judgment. JoePa is also not the just the coach of Penn State, he IS Penn State. he had the most power and decided to do nothing with it. he deserves what he got.
Answered By: philadelphiaeagles5 - 11/10/2011
Well I personally label everybody involved "bad guys". I think because Paterno is most powerful guy there, they put the bulk of the blame on him.
Answered By: AC Stylin - 11/10/2011
He never called the Police and neither did anyone else. A lot more people at Penn State University need to lose their jobs over this. We don't know how many sexual assaults may have taken place there over the last 40 years. The list of victims may be a lot larger than anyone imagines.
Answered By: Julius C - 11/10/2011
Answered By: Charles River - 11/10/2011
"I bet none of you would of never did that either." Oh really? sorry but you're wrong. If I was a witness to a heinous crime, the first thing I would do is call 911. Any ADULT should do the same. Any upstanding citizen WOULD do the same.
Answered By: FootballfanAtic - 11/10/2011
Paterno allowed a predator loose. He got what he deserved.
Answered By: S. A. - 11/10/2011
he had the authority and obligation to save the boys that followed - - should have done something
Answered By: ? - 11/10/2011
I don't know all the details, so I won't say too much about Joe Pa... More
Answered By: 15 cent - 11/10/2011
He covered up for a sexual predator and ruined the lives of an untold number of boys.
Answered By: Lee Corso - 11/10/2011
He eats steak in a sandwich.
Answered By: The Great Cornholio - 11/10/2011
What are you? 12 years old? Grow up and get a clue. Only ignorant fools with no concept of adult responsibilities could ever begin to rationalize the actions of Paterno and the rest of the PSU staff.
Answered By: Bill - 11/10/2011
As coach he should have went balls to the wall to ensure the safety of those kids, his players, and the reputation of Penn State. He was a man promoting honesty and character, and he should have led by example, done the hard thing, got sandusky fired, and continued on being an impressive coach/person. He didn't do... More
Answered By: Emily - 11/10/2011
He knew about the incident in 1998 and that's why Sandusky "retired". After knowing this, when he found out about the boy getting raped, he did the very minimum he had to do. (reporting to the athletic director... More
Answered By: Pancho Villa - 11/10/2011
He did one short term thing wrong: he ignored his duty as a citizen, and never called the cops. Then he made everything 10 times worse, by keeping the predator employed, and by helping him get exposure to more young boys. Paterno should die in prison, in the same wing as Sandusky and McCreary.
Answered By: Will - 11/10/2011
Joe Paterno is not the victim here... More
Answered By: Ben Linus - 11/10/2011
Because he IS a BAD GUY for his role... More
Answered By: Fozzy - 11/10/2011
He did do something wrong. He's a great guy and a fantastic coach, but he made a mistake and did not do enough about it. I ABSOLUTELY would have alerted the police if I knew that something like that was going on. JoePa made a mistake by not doing that. No matter what you think of the guy, the fact is that he messed up... More
Answered By: Ethan - 11/10/2011
It's like this, if a guy is so sick in the head he is molesting a little kid, I don't care if he's the strongest man in the world I'd go hit the fucker in the mouth.I don't know how you can not want to try to beat the shit out of that guy. So I think people like me think he is a bad guy for not even saying anything... More
Answered By: Who Dat?! - 11/10/2011
The entire administration of Penn State is to blame for the actions of the college, not just one man... More
Answered By: Watchdog - 11/10/2011
Paterno has always been a disgusting human being. One time, after Penn State lost to Texas, he said that he was going to beat up his wife. True story... More
Answered By: HOOKED - 11/10/2011
Do you seriously think that in 1998 the "incident" that occurred was not the cause of Sandusky being told he would not be head coach ? He should have been reported in 1998 and never allowed on the campus again... More
Answered By: Rick C - 11/10/2011
You come on.
Answered By: VK - 11/10/2011
Joe could have convinced Mike McQueary to take his story to the police instead of him telling his higher ups... More
Answered By: terry v - 11/10/2011
Its basically because they are being told so by the media, and really don't have the know how to make their own assessments.
Answered By: Ben Riptoff - 11/10/2011
He *was* a bad guy here, but Sandusky is the only one I hate. Sodomizing eight-year old boys. Unbelievable. I just don't think Paterno's entire legacy should be tarnished because of this.
Answered By: Yankees Fan ☠ - 11/10/2011
i guess i know who's side you're on.
Answered By: Summertime - 11/10/2011
Answered By: Nick - 11/11/2011
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