You are the only other person (other than me, of course) who is being realistic about this matter.
We have a constitution, we have individual rights. You are not REQUIRED to do anything whatsoever unless the law mandates it. If you do anything, that means ANYTHING WHATSOEVER, you are doing over and above what is required. If he had simply written an anonymous letter, even that would have been more than what was required.
Bottom line is that this is an extreme example of what happens when you get involved, but it shows why people don't want to get involved. Instead of thanking him for intervening, the peasants want to second-guess and crucify these people.
And I don't blame Paterno, either. Like I said, he has better things to do than to play amateur investigator.
Come on, Bob. Thanking him? Are you serious? What did he intervene in? He only came forward after the story broke.
Is McQuery a small fish? Yes. But I don't see how his lack of actions 'takes the focus' off of the big fish. The president - lost his job. The AD - lost his job. The head coach - lost his job. The scumbag sexual predator - being prosecuted.
And what has McQueary suffered? Paid administrative leave. You know what they call time of with pay where I work? Vacation.
Don't give me this BS about him getting a bum rap. Do people make mistakes? Sure they do. But they have to suffer the consequences. His mistake probably ruined dozens of little boys lives. And the worst thing to happen to him? Someone called him "less than human".(Though I am not even sure THAT is true).
That fact is, he had to have known that nothing ever came of this but he chose to take the path of least resistance. He may not have had a legal requirement to do so, but he had a moral one. Instead, he picked his personal comfort over those poor, innocent children who were abused by Sandusky from 2003 until 2011.