|Graham Spanier, President of Penn State, and coach Joe Paterno|
While thousands of Penn State students are angered and clearly don't agree with me, the Board of Trustees apparently did. The 84 year-old coach, along with university president Graham Spanier, have both been terminated by the Board. The firings are a result of Paterno and Spanier failing to notify the police after they received reports of a Penn State football coach sexually abusing a child in 2002.
It's unclear exactly what Paterno's legacy will be now in college sports. With just over 400 victories, he is still the winningest coach ever in college football, but the record books will have not only an asterisk but also a giant shameful smudge next to his name.