Before we start, let me address something before people go racing to the comments section below.
Joe Paterno died after a long, difficult battle with cancer. I expressed my condolences to the Paterno family at the time of his death in an article.
His role in the Penn State scandal cannot be overlooked.
R.I.P Joe Pa! Met him before while I was out at Nike campus with . He was great man!!
View the tweet here.
Not so much a great man after all.
Yes, his coaching career was exemplary and his records and career length will probably never be matched, but his legacy will be forever tarnished for failing to put an end to Jerry Sandusky's alleged child abuse when he had the chance to many years ago.
His silence allowed Sandusky to continue his alleged abuse without fear of apprehension, especially after Paterno, the de-facto head of Penn State, punished him by confiscating his keys to the gymnasium.
Wrong move, LeBron.