This is where ethics in coaching and sports takes a horrible and sad turn. The story of Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky is a sad, dark, disturbing tale. One used his position to perform sexual acts on little boys (Sandusky) where the other was highly unethical in knowing about what was going on and hiding it from the school board and law enforcement officials. Joe Paterno broke an ethical code that coaches have to never use their position to hide illegal acts and to turn a blind eye, so to speak, when acts are being performed that are illegal. Joe Patterno allowed victims of a sexual predator to live with the fact that it happened and could have been stopped if he would have lived up to ethical and moral considerations and pushed for the arrest of one of his employees and coaching staff members.
Joe Paterno was the winningest coach and at a point in time, considered a hero of the Penn State area, but no more. He has broken not only a law, but morally and ethically, broke everything a coach should stand for. He preached integrity and graduating college, but never protected his players from possibly being victims, witnessing such acts, and he never protected the community that tried to protect him.
Via Rafael Rhodes