Sandusky is the real monster

By Jayson Jacoby, The Baker City Herald

Quite a few people in addition to convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky have had their reputations forever tarnished by the Penn State football abuse scandal.

And rightly so.

But amid the publicity that followed last week's release of the report that is a scathing indictment of the Sandusky cover up, we were troubled by the focus shifting from Sandusky to his much more famous boss, the late Joe Paterno, Penn State's head coach for more than 40 years.

Paterno deserves the scorn that has been heaped on him, to be sure. So do all the other Penn State officials who failed to stop a monster from preying on more victims.

But the monster - the only one who truly has earned that moniker in this whole awful mess - is Sandusky himself.

It would be a pity if the enormity of his crimes were diminished, in the public's perception, by attention given to associates such as Paterno whose notoriety is greater but whose misdeeds, bad though they are, are minor compared to Sandusky's.

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