posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 12:54 PM
Let me tell you all a little bit about honor and integrity.
You do not make the accomplishments you do in life by being dishonorable or lacking integrity.
You conquer your dreams and you do so by being of good moral integrity, being of good character, and working hard to accomplish the good things that
Joe Paterno has accomplished.
I dont know what all of hate is regarding Joe Paterno. I myself have NEVER been a fan of Joe Paterno, but I met Joe Paterno, and I am from Western
Pennsylvania, and I know a little bit about the man.
You do not go through your entire life having an immaculate reputation, then all of a sudden be accused of something you did not do. A person of poor
moral character and judgement does not just happen, it is an accumulation of MANY life events and achievements. In this case, Joe Paterno did just
that -- he built an immaculate reputation.
All of a sudden, he is wrapped up in this damn scandal, which he did NOTHING to create it. He did what he was expected to do when he heard of it, and
it is NOT his responsibility to arrest and prosecute Sandusky. That is what the law and court system is for.
If Joe Paterno was a bad man, you would have seen glimpses of it all of his career. There is not one SHRED of evidence that shows that he was
anything BUT a man of character.
I had breakfast with Joe Paterno in 1982. He is everything that his reputation today dictates he was. He was a man of character, a man to look up
to. It is a crying shame that the University SH*T all over him like this, and that he has to die with that god damned black mark on his reputation
for something he did not do.
Joe Paterno has guided THOUSANDS of men into good lives..THOUSANDS! And of those THOUSANDS of men he has mentored and coached over the years, you
will not find a single man who will say that Joe was anything but a leader.
I challenge ANY MAN who has been coached by Joe Paterno, or who knew him, to come forward and tell me that he was anything less than what I
Shame on those who sully his life and his achievements. This was a GOOD MAN!