But what now? Paterno is gone, and his legacy remains up for debate. He was cleared by the grand jury of any legal implications after passing information up the chain of command. Argue whether he did enough morally, but in the eyes of the law, Paterno did what was required.
He left it to those in charge, and those people fell short of their duties. Joe Paterno deserves a reckoning and a fairer public verdict than he has so far received. Are we there, yet?