This is in response to the letter of Larry Grochalski in defense of Joe Paterno (“Paterno Cartoon,” May 13). It is correct that Joe Paterno did a lot of things for a lot of people. But one thing he did not do was protect young boys from a child molester on campus. Paterno was powerful enough to throw the president and athletic director of the university out of his house, but he would not confront the Jerry Sandusky issue.
If they want to put up a statue of Joe Paterno to honor him as a football coach, go right ahead, but don’t use the term integrity when talking about Paterno. He was a great football coach and gave a lot of money to Penn State, nothing else.
He was powerful enough to stop Jerry Sandusky in his tracks, but he did nothing. Just because a man does not have any conviction of wrongdoing does not mean he did nothing wrong.