The Penn State sex scandal story is now taking another bad turn. It appears that Joe Paterno has now sought legal help from criminal defense attorney J. Sedgwick Sollers. After being fired as the head coach of the football program on Wednesday, Paterno wasn’t charged with any crime, however he apparently failed to sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky to law enforcement authorities. Failure to report a serious crime such as this, could conceivably be prosecuted if a district attorney so decides. Further, this failure to report a crime likely sets up both Paterno and Penn State for a number of lawsuits by victims.
It should however be considered a bad sign that this legendary coach felt as though he might need legal representation. This is such a sad end to such a great career.