Unrelated, but here is a story about what a class act Paterno is, though. Obviously third hand, but...
Howard Stern's wife is from Pittsburgh. Her dad actually was college teammates with Ditka. Her brother played for Paterno at Penn State several years ago. He was at a function somewhere years after graduation and Joe recognized him, came over call him by name (Ostroski), asked about his family. Was he working? If he was ever out of work, call him. He has plenty of connections, etc. Imagine a man his age who has coached literally thousands of guys to care enough to remember all these details about his players.
That doesn't surprise me at all tbh.
I think Paterno is probably a genuinely good guy who likely used absolutely horrendous judgment in not speaking out over the cover up.