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Jerry Sandusky Investigation: Joe Paterno, Graham Spanier Should Depart, Says Harrisburg Patriot-News

The Harrisburg Patriot-News calls for the departures of Penn State head coach Joe Paterno and president Graham Spanier on the front page of its Tuesday edition, which you can check out here. While the newspaper notes that Paterno and Spanier’s behavior was legal, it attacks Paterno for not taking what he knew to the police and for not showing any particular concern for the child Jerry Sandusky allegedly raped in the shower of a Penn State locker room in 2002. Meanwhile, Sandusky continued to be a presence on campus and in the Penn State football program.

Given Paterno’s “lifetime of achievement,” the Patriot-News feels that he should be allowed to finish the year as coach. That seems like an odd conclusion based on the rest of the article (which calls for Spanier’s immediate departure even though Spanier would have been less intimately involved in the Sandusky scandal than Paterno was), but there you go.

Via David Todd.

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