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Don't sympathize for disgraced Paterno

After turning a blind eye to the alleged victims, the face of Penn St. deserves the shame

Updated: November 10, 2011, 11:05 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Joe Paterno had it coming to him. He needed to be humiliated in the end, fired on the same day he announced his retirement, all but excommunicated by the very institution he had elevated into a sanctuary from all those vile major college ills.

Don't cry for Joe, because Joe didn't cry for the alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky, the lost boys of Penn State, until it was at least nine years too late. The greatest of coaches, Paterno made possible the greatest scandal in the history of college ...

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