Child molesters succeed by getting the rest of us in denial even if the warning signs were there. They are desperate for that denial because if people really knew what was going on the molester stands a good chance of being beaten within an inch of his life and then going to jail and dealing with prison justice. Sandusky must have been very successful because he still has that entire program in denial.
I feel awful for the average Penn State fans, the coaching staff that was lied to, and especially for the victims.
I am most definitely not a Penn State fan, but I have enough denial in me to believe that Paterno and his staff were misled because Sandusky was a gifted liar and they couldn't comprehend what was going on ... not that the staff enabled an abuser in order to avoid scandal and win football games. But if they did, may God have mercy on their souls. I certainly don't have any mercy to spare them.