The riots in State College, Pennsylvania following the firing of iconic Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno late Wednesday night have become the most recent enduring image of this whole scandal. According to Sara Ganim of the Patriot-News, a lawyer who has been working with Jerry Sandusky's victims feels that the way Paterno was dismissed, and the riots that followed, could reflect poorly on his clients.
"The board of trustees got it wrong. They should have consulted the victims before making a decision on Mr. Paterno," Ben Andreozzi said. "They should have considered these victims watch TV and are aware of the students' reaction and may not want to be associated with the downfall of Mr. Paterno. The school instead elected to do what it felt was in its own best interest at the time. Isn’t that what put the school in this position in the first place?"
He is worried that the firing of Joe Paterno will reflect negatively on them when it was not their decision, or even consulted on the matter. When the time comes that these victims are making statements, if that day ever comes, it will be interesting to see what they have to say on the matter.