Under Joe Paterno, the Penn State football program has been next to flawless in its operation. That essentially means Penn State has been a bright spot in an otherwise corrupt arena for over 40 years.
That reputation is now under assault, and there are several parties responsible.
Former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is at the center of it all. Allegedly, he sexually abused young boys for years, including years he was still a coach at Penn State. He is facing 40 criminal counts, not to mention life imprisonment.
Next to Sandusky in this scandal are Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and VP for business and finance Gary Schultz, who have been charged with perjury and failure to report. They are alleged to have ignored a report in 2002 from a witness who claimed to see Sandusky performing a sexual act with a boy.
All of this broke on Saturday, but you can rest assured that this is a case that will linger for a long time. But for now, let's take a look at where this case has come from, as well as where it is going.