I heard an interesting part of an interview on the radio the other day. It was Finebaum's show, which I normally don't like because there's too much focus on Alabama and Auburn. If I want that, I'll just watch ESPN. But I digress.
A guy who is in compliance for a major company called in. He said, "People need to understand how compliance works. When an employee comes to me with a compliance issue, I tell them I'll check into it, and that's it. I don't follow up with that employee later. There's no follow-up. Once the employee reports the issue to me, he's done. He's no longer in the loop, unless he's needed for a legal deposition or the like."
The guy went on to say that Paterno did what is expected in a compliance issue -- he reported to his superiors, including the AD (Curley) and a VP who is the head of the PSU Police Department (Schultz, I believe).
The guy didn't completely excuse Paterno, but he did say that if you want demonize somebody, Schultz is your guy. He's the one who really screwed it up. Paterno, Curley, Spanier, etc. all played a role, and there's lots of blame to go around, but Schultz is really the guy who should have pursued it and put an end to it.
I'm not saying I agree or disagree with the guy. I haven't followed the story closely enough to voice a firm, well-grounded opinion. But I thought his points were interesting.
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