Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski Stands Up for Joe Paterno

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With details about the things that Jerry Sandusky allegedly did coming out on a seemingly daily basis now, many can't help but wonder how someone like Joe Paterno -- or Mike McQueary -- could have not called the police.

That, ultimately, was one of the biggest reasons for why Coach Paterno was eventually fired by Penn State -- because he didn’t do enough to stop the alleged child rape

All that being said, Duke Blue Devils basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski apparently disagreed with the decision to fire him anyway. Here is what he said on Piers Morgan Friday night:

“It was horrible, and I’ve respected Coach Paterno my entire life and had a chance to get to know him really well in the last year of his life,” says Krzyzewski. “I thought it was really not well done in handling the situation that – it’s a difficult situation to encounter.”

“You had somebody who’s given six decades of service to the university and done such an incredible job. Somehow, you have to let – something has to play out and respect the fact that you’ve gone through all these experiences for six decades,” he insists. “It doesn’t just go out the window right at the end. I thought it was a real mistake by Penn State’s leadership.”

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