Anyone who witnessed, had reported to them or heard rumors of perversion on the Penn State campus should have reported the possible crime to outside authorities. Not to coaches, not to athletic directors, not to university officers, not even to campus police.
There is such a culture of “protect the institution” prevalent at all major universities that it did not happen. The coaches and even the presidents feel a duty to protect their school at all costs.
The parents of a football star are having their rent paid or use of an auto provided by a booster; hush, don’t let the NCAA know.
The quarterback is trading school athletic property for ink on his arms; hush, don’t let the NCAA know.
We had to offer a “little incentive” to acquire a highly rated high school prospect, everybody is doing it.
So with a culture built on lies and deceit, there should be no surprise that even something as despicable as allowing a coach to rape little boys is allowed to go on in the guise of protecting the institution.