Interesting tidbits about PSU/Sandusky/Freeh
One of the problems with this whole mess is that no one is following the case from beginning to end and connecting the dots. Everyone, including the NCAA and Board of Trustees, acted out of haste and emotion.
Here is what I found most interesting about this whole case.
Jerry Sandusky was found not guilty on 3 charges: rape of Victim 2 and indecent assault on Victims 5 and 8. Guess which 2 assaults acutally had an eye witness to the act? The assaults on Victim 2, the boy assistant coach Mike McQueary said he saw being raped, and Victim 8, which was witnessed by a Penn State janitor. He was also aquitted on charges of victim 5, who testified in court. This much is fact.
What got me thinking is that if a jury didn't find enough evidence to convict him on all of these charges, how in the world was Joe Paterno supposed to know what was going on? Yeah, he heard rumor and yeah, he knew there was an investigation. But if a lawyer, who is trained to prosecute based on evidence couldn't convince a jury, why was Joe supposed to know? He was a football coach for heavens sake. <span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">Trained</span></span> law enforcement officers and <span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">trained</span></span> child welfare workers and <span style="font-style: italic"><span style="font-weight: bold">trained</span></span> DA's couldn't stop this monster years ago. Why was it Joe's responsibility? Because he was a prominent figure? Because he had power?
Granted, I'll probably get blasted for this, but I firmly believe that Joe withheld information because he didn't have enough. If he would have come out and called for Jerry's head, based on what little he knew about what was going on, people would have thought he was nuts. A lawyer couldn't convince a jury that McQueary's testimony was fact, so how was Joe supposed to decifer it. He was not a lawyer, but a football coach.
You can shear a sheep many times, but you can only skin it once.