His lasting legacy should be a reminder that you do not sit back and do nothing while children are being hurt. Everyone should ask, is your job or football more important than the raping of a child? I was outraged when the students were protesting his firing...Penn State did what they should have done, protected the innocent, and did not tolerate inaction (granted they were probaly just trying to save face and potential lawsuits). How can you honor someone who allowed this to go on....even if it was just rumor he should have been more involved. I was surprised that the students were not more concerned with the innocent lives that these men allowed to be destroyed, the students only seemed to be concerned with their football hero.
he did have a storied career with Penn State, but all of that is overshadowed by his lack of backbone.....he was given the ultimate moral/ethical decision, and he chose his career....and for that his legacy to me is weakness.
Brooklyn Prep Alumni mourn fellow alumnus Joe Pa