Originally Posted by traderumor
Red herring. Not once, anywhere, on this board or in the press, have I seen anyone suggest this as an expectation.
However, I have seen a lot of folks understand the concepts of "follow through" and "follow up" and "using influence to make sure the right thing is done" that is a basic expectation of high leadership in very serious circumstances.
Not sure why you are joining the list of former players in rationalizing, but you are.
Can you imagine being the sole witness to a crime, and nobody ever follows up with you to take the stand, or help identify the victim, or asks you a single question?
And you see the perpetrator still hanging around the workplace?
From the outside it sure looks like to me this guy found a way to fulfill his legal obligation and keep his job on the football team. Pretty sad.
And it also sure looks like to me like the head of the football program cared about his statue and legacy, and cared more about these things than the safety of children.
It's really tough to sit here and read the endless excuses and improbable scenarios being bandied about in the name of keeping some sort of legend alive- a legend that undoubtedly enabled a monster to sexually abuse children so that the statue didn't come down.
I tell you- the guy who deserves a statue is the guy who stands up, life's work be damned, and says hey, this person who has worked for me is doing unspeakable things to children, and if you all look at me or my program differently because of it, I don't give a flying ****.
That guy deserves a legacy, not some selfish coward who shivers in a corner because there are more important things to him than the stopping the sexual abuse of children.