Paterno was aware of the 1998 investigation of Sandusky for molesting boys. When McQueary told him of the new incident in 2002 it s not like there was a blank slate. McQueary may not have known about the previous incident but Paterno knew. I really have a problem with that because Paterno seemed like a real good guy in everything else but his behavior in this matter was, to me, simply abhorrent. I have read a little about Gricar. It is pretty suspicious what happened to him.
Paterno is being targeted by the usual toxic gang of media leftists because it is unthinkable to them that such an enlightened leftist and social revolutionary as Spanier could be guilty of anything any more than Obozo or Hillary ever are. Furthermore, Paterno is conveniently dead and cannot litigate them within an inch of their lives for defamation.
Finally, anyone with a strong stomach who is interested in the M.O. of the sort of despicable creatures who conspire to get their jollies over the rape of children should read "The Franklin County Coverup" a book by a former Nebraska state senator (John de Camp) who had investigated similar and even worse behavior leading to the murder of the victim children in Omaha and involving a coven of public officials and prominentoes of BOTH parties and none including judges, police officials, a banker who seconded Reagan's nomination in 1984 and many more. No one has a roster of the Omaha perps but, before going to Penn State, Spanier was an official at University of Nebraska. I suspect he was NOT involved in the Franklin County coverup but I don't have any knowledge much less evidence of that..
As to dead prosecutor Ray Gricar, he is in Wikipedia and there are references to numerous local newspaper stories on Google.