Blame game

When a wrong has been done, finding the person responsible and bringing him or her to justice is the necessary thing to do. But do we as a society, after figuring out who is responsible, still need to place blame when someone has, in fact, been brought to justice?

Sue Paterno, widow of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, has already been through so much in the last year having to deal with the reports of the Penn State sex abuse scandal, along with the death of her husband. It is understandable that she feels the need to defend her late husband, but now we are focusing on all the wrong things.

Jerry Sandusky is to blame for his disgusting choices and no one else. We focus too much on trying to place further blame and not enough on fixing the problem. Why aren’t former Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh and the Paterno family working more on preventing something like this happening again, rather than starting a feud with former FBI director Louis Freeh and his report?

Having grown up in the 1990s and watching Paterno’s historic career, I still think he is one of the best college football coaches who set foot on the gridiron. What happened with Jerry Sandusky will not taint my view of the famed coach.

Knock off the children’s bickering and realize there is one person to blame: Jerry Sandusky. Quit wasting time on what happened and do something much more valuable — figure out how to make sure this will never happen again.

Colton Spearman

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