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Jason Whitlock offers up his opinion on Joe Paterno and Penn State.
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Paterno alerted his bosses about the abuse but he never called the police and let the matter drop. The Pennsylvania attorney general says he won't be charged but the question as. Was in morally obligated to do more joining us now from Chicago is defense attorney Steve Greenberg and from LA foxsports.com. Columnist Jason. -- out adjacent let's let's start with you on that's because. Look at floor for -- many of us who don't follow up every out they -- -- And along and the coaching world and beyond and he's he's known around the world and he's nominated for a medal of freedom. If that's been withdrawn now but what should he have done. That he didn't do just on a moral forget the legal aspect out of moral basis. Well. I think in 1998. When there was the first one campus investigation into Darius and dusty. And -- he abruptly retired at the end of the 1990 season. At that point he should have had very strong suspicions the campus police investigated. Jerry sandusky and so in 2002. When it's brought to his attention again and this is his former thirty year employee he should've brought Jason dusty in his office. And demanded an explanation of what transpire -- that's our. And then if the explanation makes no sense or. It it appears that Jerry sandusky has not been obvious that you have to call the police is not good enough to pass on to your athletic director. -- in reality reports to Joseph Paterno. Now Steve you let any -- this case so many of them are so graphic and so disturbing as a mother. I -- it's it's hard it's hard to read it's hard to take him. He was the coach. He was loved by all these players and he heard about this campus police investigated it and campus campus police. Decided the war -- enough at what kind of information. To go any further -- it right there was some inappropriate conduct but it did rise to a sexual or otherwise in proper level. But morally when children are involved what should Paterno have not. I think he did what he had to do let's look at the facts of what happened here and then I think that if we look at the facts -- with hindsight we can -- they should've done more. But at the time this happened someone came to him and said they had witnessed something in the shower. They didn't come directly to paternal instead they went home they talk to their father about it. They came to Paterno a day or -- later. Paterno talked to his superiors about it and he convened a meeting and at the meeting. They discussed what happened and he was told an investigation was going to be opened up. So he did everything he should do now there is no information that he was ever told at any time. That the result of the end of the investigation. Showed there was any kind of misconduct. It all. Nothing happened to -- dusty. So Paterno should not then decide to be his -- lynch mob. Say well I reporter the university investigated it -- he's wrong he hadn't witnessed anything. So here -- yeah I'd I'd be who were in a position to do this. Okay so let's get this straight so he hears from this. Assistant this this what is it called it did assistant when he heard that -- is instant right so we hear is that. That is this kid who's naked. Make it in the locker room a little boy with a grown man. And you slam national television that this guy this coached well the great college. Have a responsibility. To go further -- athletic director. Is it like it -- you what you would be happy that explanation. I wouldn't be able I don't want to be an ever bigger problems than athletic director I can tell you that. What -- he did go further than athletic Jordan were the athletic director and the vice president and here. What about the 28 year old who thought he saw these things in the locker and did nothing he left the locker room I don't need another matter I thought he returned well. But I -- you about that's when I hear all the effort I saw this. What -- so much that I saw this and I left the room I just let it a lot of that some of Kobe about that typewriter and see what saudis -- -- -- thought about it. The story judge but he told him to do an investigation. What more could he do that. Not going to be the guys you -- well led the way they naked boy with a grown man and a locker room. Doing something inappropriate -- conflicting reports on we'll find out what -- was tall well we'll find out more information specifically. This although we will find out but Jason again. With these facts -- Joseph Paterno and a longtime friendship -- Jerry sandusky. I certainly hope we find out there was a rigorous -- turn out to San dusty cross examination and yes I -- cross examination. What the heck is this about he saw what he went there with a naked boy in -- if this is true. Dude -- right here you're not coming back in this locker room forget -- what you're keys I don't wanna see you on the sidelines the guy ends up back on the sidelines with boys I'm sorry it stinks to high heaven to me I think there's a lot of money involved and a lot of people worried about the reputation of another institution that -- sounds familiar. -- well last. I think that Steve can argue. In the court of law we're trying to argue in the quarter reality some common sense. And the Joseph Paterno just in January. Spoke before the grand jury about what was going -- -- Jason dusty. There are multiple reports. That in the last eleven months Jason dusty had still been using the football facility. So it just let let let. He's doing this is all going when you reiterate Florida. There's no problem does it every day Jordan never why is a ground game on parallel to enjoy spending. I'm. Elephant in the -- -- and a lot of -- under the new -- touching him. Okay well then nothing is still got out of place I'm sorry I I I find all saying so infuriating problematic and. And I'm I'm done too much about this Manny but. It's a great conversations -- great to see.