Originally Posted by OrangeSe7en
I think the new powers that be in Penn State wanted to get out from under Paterno's shadow and so they wanted this to happen so they could go forward without Paterno hanging over their head.
I don't disagree. They certainly decided to point the finger right at him... only waiting until he was dead so he couldn't refute it first.
Regardless, incurring a decades worth of sanctions to move forward is pretty heavy.