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Scandal sullies Joe Paterno's legacy

Originally Published: November 9, 2011
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

The idea that Joe Paterno would be forced out of Penn State on moral grounds defies belief.

More than six decades of achievement, an entire adult life committed to the advancement of the core mission of his university, could not withstand the sin of omission committed by Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case.

It is not the something that Paterno did that brought him to this fate -- a firing by phone by Penn State's board of trustees Wednesday ...

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