by Max Brantley
The Penn State athletic director went on leave and a university vice president will retire it was announced after an emergency Penn State Board of Trustees meeting over the the school's failure to report allegations of an assistant football coach sexually abusing children. The retired coach was charged Saturday and the A.D. and v.p. have been charged with perjury before the Grand Jury investigating the case.
New York Times report of the event says there was no discussion about the future of the Penn State president, who from the outset defended the two officials charged with perjury, or long-time football coach Joe Paterno. Paterno was told of one incident abuse and said he discharged his obligations properly by in turn reporting it to the athletic director. The accused coach continued after that to bring young children he allegedly abused to Penn State athletic facilities.
House cleaning needs to start at the top at Penn State.