Paterno: Undeified, unvilified

Jennifer Lyon

Thank you for publishing a balanced account of Joe Paterno’s legacy in Monday’s paper. As someone with degrees from both UT and Penn State, I appreciated Mack Brown’s insights about his time spent with Paterno. Paterno shouldn’t be deified in his passing, nor should he be vilified. But for those who continue to spend their time condemning him posthumously, I’d like to suggest that you instead redirect your energy into something more productive, such as volunteering for local organizations dedicated to protecting children from abuse.

Jennifer Lyon is the associate director of the Center for Nano Molecular Science.