Why are fans so supportive of Paterno?

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KYW News Radio, FOX29

As the sex abuse scandal continues to dominate the news and rock Penn State, students have been demonstrating in support of fired coach Joe Paterno. Michael Sachs, chair of Kinesiology and a sports psychologist at Temple, says the unwavering allegiance to athletic officials may be explained by the nature of the allegations. "They are so awful and hard to accept that students may need time absorb the details and to process their feelings on a topic that is rarely discussed," he said.