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Sad day in Happy Valley

I'm sure the events from this weekend surrounding the Penn State football program and former coach Jerry Sandusky have made the rounds.

AD Tim Curley and Gary Schultz have stepped down, and coach Joe Paterno is said to have been shocked.

I'm not ready to call on Paterno to step down, as Jason Whitlock has, but I'm having a hard time coming to grips over one thing involving JoePa.

If Paterno, the man more powerful and influential than the Penn State athletic director and university president, was so concerned about an alleged incident being reported to him, why did he simply follow the line of command and report the incident to his AD and forget about it?

Paterno couldn't do anything about it? He was helpless?

I think we're in the early stages of information being released. I can't see JoePa emerging unscathed from all this.

And, without a doubt, the university will be rocked by this scandal.

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