Joe Paterno, who was quote possibly the greatest coach in college football history, knew Jerry Sandusky, his buddy and former assistant coach, was raping 7-10 year old boys in the locker room. And all he did was report it to his athletic director and tell his buddy not to bring those kids around Penn State anymore. I was a huge Paterno fan, but his failure to do anything meaningful about this meant that a bunch of other little kids got raped over the last 8 years. He refused to step down, so the Penn State board of trustees fired him.
Joe Paterno, president Graham Spanier out at Penn State - ESPN
I like the decision. Joe should have resigned immediately when this story came to light. In fact, a whole lot of other coaches at Penn State probably need to go, too.