I don't care what a man's story is or what sort of apologies are made on his behalf.
If you see an orphan getting raped in a shower you need to stop it. Doing nothing for the past twenty years while this animal operated with impunity buggering babies makes you as bad as he is or else worse.
Good riddance to bad rubbish, pound a spade on him when he's done to make sure he can't crawl out again. Nobody is going to miss him after what he has done.
When you see that nearly every person held up as a role model in America in reality is a subhuman psychotic beast you can expect to understand how they got that messed up as a nation. When a people loses it's virtue all else follows. A man who won't protect children from the predations of rapists is no role model - he's a cowardly, contemptible bag of sh*t.
I won't be needing any character references on Paterno to know what kind of person we are talking about. Give him a cheap funeral in an even cheaper box and forget him.