According to this, "the last thing Joe Paterno wishes to discuss is his legacy." So we are here today to discuss it for him.
He's a master.
In April, after several members of his team busted into an apartment and attacked party-goers, Paterno was facing what appeared to be a disaster off and on the field. Six players were paraded in front of cameras as they entered court and branded as hooligans, but most important, Paterno faced losing safety Anthony Scirrotto, who called the posse to the apartment after a couple of non-footballers apparently laughed at his girlfriend.
But Paterno's preemptive strike of announcing that the entire team will be required to clean out Beaver Stadium after home games this fall worked. All but two of the players have been cleared and Scirrotto will be available when fall practice begins. If he gets suspended by Paterno it likely will be for one game, the Sept. 1 opener against dreaded Florida International. The next week, of course, something called Notre Dame comes to town.
Any way you look at it, you have to admire Paterno for pulling this one off.