Turns out Joe Posnanski was a prophet…
Three years ago the former Kansas City Star sports columnist took a ton of heat for his puff piece biography of disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.
You know, the dude who turned the other cheek while convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky helped him become the winningest NCAA Division One football coach ever.
Take, Deadspin’s “A Plea to Joe Posnanski to Stop Writing Mealy-Mouthed Nonsense About Joe Paterno.”
Dead spin’s Tom Scocca quoted Posnanski from Sports Illustrated as follows:
“I asked Paterno at one point in that last month if he hoped that people would come to see and measure his full life rather than a single, hazy event involving an alleged child molester. ‘It doesn’t matter what people think of me,’ he said. ‘I’ve lived my life. I just hope the truth comes out. And I hope the victims find peace.'”
“A single, hazy event,” Scocca wrote.
“A single, hazy event.
“Jerry Sandusky is charged with 52 criminal offenses, spanning 15 years, against 10 different victims. Presumably Posnanski is referring to the one incident in which Mike McQueary, a graduate assistant coach at the time, said he had seen Sandusky anally raping a boy in the Penn State football showers and reported the rape to Paterno…
“The question Posnanski posed to Paterno is vapid nonsense. He was asking the old man to bullshit him. It’s like the Washington Post‘s Sally Jenkins declining to challenge Paterno when he told her he’d “never heard of rape and a man. Continue reading