According to PennLive.com, one of the PSU coaches gathered several players in a room on campus and allowed McQueary to speak to the team via speaker phone.
McQueary reportedly told the team, “I wanted to let you guys know I’m not your coach anymore. I’m done.”
McQueary also told the team he’s not at the University, but in protective custody after receiving several threats … and “double fisting” booze.
At the bottom of the lower-archy of scumbags are those who murder children. A few levels above that are those who physically and/or sexually abuse kids. Slightly less worse than those who harm children are those scumbags who enable the abusers. Slightly less scummy than enablers are those who allow the abuse.
Each of the latter three scumbag categories is present in the shameful and disgusting events that took place at Penn State.
Children cannot protect themselves. As adults we have a moral duty to intervene to protect all children. As Hillary Clinton said, “It takes a village.”
The adults at Penn State failed in this moral duty. A few firings and prosecutions are not sufficient. The university should announce it is forfeiting the rest of this season and terminating its football program. It should consider terminating its entire athletic department.
Some would say that is too extreme, that such a course of action would punish the student athletes.
Nothing less will purge the stain upon the school’s honor. After watching the students’ reaction to the firing of Joe Paterno it is obvious that they really need to learn that lesson.