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Why the Paterno bashing?

Why does the media, both print and broadcast, continue to make Joe Paterno the scapegoat of the Penn State scandal? Coach Paterno didn't even have a connection to the funnel of Jerry Sandusky's alleged indiscretions, his charity for at-risk youths known as The Second Mile.

Does anyone question the charity's board of directors about what they knew? Many of these directors quickly asked to be removed from the board. Pro football coaches Andy Reid and Dick Vermeil, former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz, TV sportscaster Matt Millen and Baltimore's own Cal Ripken Jr. I don't hear their names being brought up or them having their reputations being bashed.

Oh, I am not a graduate of Penn State.

Craig Garfield, Ellicott City

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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