Or was it that kiddie raping wasn't something major?
Does it occur to you that PSU's pervert friendly president Graham Spanier was the dominant figure at PSU even if you had never heard of him until this scandal??? That Spanier was even more powerful at Penn State generally than was Joe Paterno?
Again, read the Franklin County Coverup for the M. O. of those sexually exploiting lttle kids. Available at a reasonable price at Amazon.
I never wrote that Paterno approved of or encouraged Sanduskys actions. I did write that I think it is obvious that Paterno knew about the 1998 allegations and investigation against Sandusky. He also knew nothing happened to Sandusky after the later 2002 incident. It does not really matter who was dominant in the decision to keep it quiet. If Paterno knew Sandusky was getting away with repeating behavior that he was already aware of and he did nothing about it, that is shameful. Are you saying that he should have deferred to whatever Spanier said even though he knew that Sandusky was probably getting away with molesting little boys? Are you saying Joe Paterno was rightly more worried about his job than he was about doing the right thing and stopping Sandusky? I do not believe Paterno had to be forced into anything. I think Paterno was agreeable to keeping the Sandusky thing quiet to protect the football program and it doesnt matter much if he or Spanier was the one who suggested that course of action. The point is he knew about the allegations and lack of legal action against Sandusky and took no action. Silence is complicity in a case like this, in my view.
BTW, Wikipedia says the Franklin Child Prostitution Ring allegations were “a cleverly crafted hoax”. DeCamp is mentioned in their article on it. To quote the article, After investigation, the Douglas County, Nebraska Grand Jury determined the abuse allegations were baseless.