SEC personalities address PSU, Paterno
Conference commissioner Mike Slive alluded to the ongoing Penn State scandal in his opening statement, not naming any names but certainly referencing integrity and powerful individuals.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel, however, thinks it is ”wrong” to place
sole blame for the Penn State tragedy on Paterno.
was quoted as saying on Tuesday ”you can’t take away the greatness of this man.
He was a great man, and you can’t, however you analyze this, all of a
sudden erase all that this guy’s done. You can’t do that. Nobody can do
Pinkel said Paterno was a friend who he got to know
professionally. He added that it was a ”tragic situation … involving
children” and that ”I’m sure maybe if (Paterno) could do it over again
he would (have) followed up a few things.”
— The Associated Press contributed to this report