Didn't see this posted; it's from yesterday's NYT. It's a long article, and I haven't gotten through the whole thing yet (enough to know that it's worthwhile, though), but here's a good quote from the first page:
The trustees also laid out what they said were three key reasons for firing Paterno: his failure to do more when told about the suspected sexual assault in 2002; what they regarded as his questioning of the board’s authority in the days after Sandusky’s arrest; and what they determined to be his inability to effectively continue coaching in the face of continuing questions surrounding the program.
Here are a couple good bullet points now that I've actually read through it:
- “We deal with crisis every day at this university,” they recalled Spanier saying. “We won’t have a problem with this.” Spainer is quoted as saying this during his first conference call with the trustees.
- Spainer did not inform the trustees of the investigation, including keeping his testimony in the dark.
- Garban, the PSU Chairman of the Board of Trustees, did not read the grand jury report for more than twenty-four hours after it was published.
- Spainer altered the first press release out of the university, watering down language and releasing it in both his and the board's name.
- The day of Paterno's presser that wasn't, the board felt Spainer had "lost control" of the university and the board cancelled Paterno's press conference.