Monday, January 23, 2012

In Memoriam:Joe Paterno

It all happened so quickly this fall and winter. He was still riding high, the greatest, winningest, high-quality college football coach. Then it all fell apart.

Jerry Sandusky and the sex-abuse scandal.

JoePa fired.

Now he's gone.

Hopefully, in looking back from the point of football history, he will be remembered for what he did...

And as a cautionary tale, for what he didn't do. May we never forget that to take the extra step when protecting others is essential. Power, ethical and moral as well as all other kinds, demands our vigilance and self-awareness.

Over the many years Joe Paterno had that. He lost it and paid the price.

May he now rest in peace.

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