My father often told me it takes years to establish a good reputation, but only one screw-up to give you a bad reputation. Joe Paterno should have heeded my dad’s advice.
Poor Papa Joe, for all the good he had accomplished, coaching records, financial contributions to Penn State, all that going down the tubes after a college paid investigation puts Paterno in the middle of the sex scandal at the college.
Statues have been removed from the college, a halo over his head in a wall mural has been removed, his name from a Library he funded removed, and now his alma mater Brown University is reviewing whether to remove him from the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame, where he graduated in 1950.
I am really at a loss for words about all this stripping of honors that were earned and bestowed on Paterno.
What are your thoughts?