The Big Ten Football Championship Trophy will be awarded to the winner of the annual Big Ten Championship Game starting December 3rd, 2011.
Currently the name of that trophy is the Stagg- Paterno Championship Trophy.
It has recently been reported that Joe Paterno, head football coach of Penn State University and half namesake of said trophy, knew that then assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had improper contact with a 10 year old boy in the Penn State locker room shower and did not turn this information to law enforcement officials thus allowing the perpetrator to continue molesting children for another 9 years.
Joe Paterno told his superiors at the university, but neither he nor his superiors did the ethically acceptable thing of informing law enforcement and putting a stop to the abuse of the perpetrator.
There is no justifiable reason as to why Joe Paterno did not disclose what he knew to law enforcement and the suffering of multiple children due to his inaction is tragic.
For these reasons, I implore the Big Ten Conference to take action immediately and remove the name of Paterno from the Championship trophy before it is handed out to the inaugural Big Ten Championship game winner.
Please sign this petition which will be forwarded to:
Big Ten Conference
James E. Delany
1500 West Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL 60068-6300
Please feel free to contact said commisioner and make this same request.
Phone - (847) 696-1010
Admin. (847) 696-1150
Comm. (847) 696-1110