This scandal will not be forgotten. The president, athletic director and head coach all failed the victims according to the report commissioned by PSU's Board of Trustees, who were duty-bound to get to the truth in order to carry out their responsibility to the university and the Commonwealth. By denying the magnitude of the failures and by pretending that this was not a "Penn State Scandal," people only reignite the disgust that those of us who are not football fans continue to feel.
It's been almost 4 years since the Jerry Sandusky scandal became public, and by now most people have probably moved on. It should be avoided being called the "Penn State scandal" because it implies the whole institution is to blame when it was all the actions of one man. A recent poll shows that 59% of people in Pennsylvania want the Joe Paterno statue restored.