Phil Davis: I hate to see Paterno removed for this
MMAWeekly Radio recently interviewed four-time All-American at Penn State Phil Davis about the recent firing of beloved campus figure Joe Paterno over his handling of child sexual abuse by one of his staff.
“At the end of the day it’s just sad for the children involved and I hate to see Joe Pa removed because of this, he’s had such a long career and to have someone like him, ultimately, I suspect he’s going to be remembered for the way he left, under these circumstances and that’s really not fair.”
“I think he did what he could. In jobs, we have protocol, and I think he followed protocol. Whether he agreed with decisions that were made, especially in a university job, you really don’t have control over what goes on.
“If you’re in a law enforcement position and your superior says let so and so go, you’ve got to follow your protocol. You can’t just go ‘this is the law and I want to play this the way I want to play it.'”
“I feel sorry because justice was not done. Was it at the hands of Joe Paterno? No. Some of the other parties involved, I know them, and they’ve always been good to me, and it’s a shame that they were involved in whatever their involvement was. I feel bad for that situation, but whatever happens kind of happens.”
“I would hate for Joe Paterno to be remembered in such a bad way.”.