Joe Paterno knew. He knew about Jerry Sandusky. Paterno knew back in 1998 that Sandusky was being investigated on charges of child molestation and he knew in 2002 when Mike McQueary told him what he witnessed in the shower room. Paterno knew and all he did was kick it a rung or two up the ladder. Paterno told the Penn State Athletic Director and the school’s Vice President.
If McQueary knew and Paterno knew, and Curley and Schultz knew…so did a lot of other people. Graham Spanier, the school’s President knew. He’s the former President now.
It’s impossible to believe that, among a coaching staff which works so closely together every day, they didn’t all know.
A Pennsylvania DA who had investigated Sandusky back in 1998 vanished in 2005. Vanished, never to be seen or heard from again and has now been declared legally dead but no trace of his body has been found either. That DA knew.