Will Joe Paterno's legacy be redeemed?
TO THE EDITORS:
Will history one day right itself? Or will one of the greatest college football coaches of all time stay silently buried, forever, by his jealous adversaries, an all too often good-to-the-last-drop-of-blood news media and an FBI cover-up artist -- Louis Freeh -- who was paid $6.5 million to conveniently blame the accusations on the deceased coach, who of course couldn't fight back?
Then there's Mark Emmert, head of the NCAA, an organization supposedly to govern student-athletes (there were none) and well-known for bungling its own investigations. So Emmert decided to accept Freeh's bungled findings as gospel.
The NCAA then proceeded to impose unwarranted sanctions against the university.
To date, the only good side of this tragedy of justice is that one day Louie Freeh and Mark Emmert will be judged by the real God almighty, who will, I'm sure, be displeased with their portrayal of him in the Penn State scandal, and will justifiably sanction them each, with a shiny new coal shovel, and hit the "down" button. That would be "appropriate justice."
Frank E. Boyer