OVERTURNED VAN: Students protest Paterno firing.

  • OVERTURNED VAN: Students protest Paterno firing.

Penn State students couldn’t have provided a starker example of how big-time football is valued over just about everything, including the welfare of sexually abused children. They ran wild in the streets of State College last night, tearing down light poles, overturning a TV van and clashing with police, who employed pepper spray. (That photo was sent out on Twitter by an ABC news producer.)