I thought you were asking for confirmation of the timeline.OK, but all that says is Victim 4 was told by Sandusky that he was told by Paterno he wouldn't get the job. And my larger point still stands. Assuming it's true, why do you walk away from a successful career 10 years before most people retire? He wasn't independently wealthy AFAIK.
I agree that it does not pass the smell test, and also with the inference that he was retired early under pressure and the word got around that he was not a safe hire, but that the early and subsequent indications of child abuse were covered up through a combination of misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance by his superiors, including Paterno.
So far, the Attorney General has charged just Curley and Schultz with malfeasance (perjury) and nonfeasance (failure to report abuse of a minor to the police). McCann's article suggests that Paterno's misfeasance (inaccurate or incomplete reporting of McQueary's charge) may be malfeasance too.