Wiedmer: Could Ooltewah situation become another Penn State?

Ooltewah High School is photographed on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, near Chattanooga, Tenn.

The words first appeared on the bottom of ESPN's viewing screen on Nov. 4, 2011. Running every minute or so along the sports network's news ticker, they told of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky being indicted by a grand jury on child molestation charges.

With college football in high gear that Saturday evening, those words didn't immediately garner huge attention. In fact, had you written that night that the fallout from this crime would directly lead to the resignation of then-PSU president Graham Spanier and the ousters of athletic director Tim Curley and legendary football coach Joe Paterno - as well as Paterno's bronze statue eventually being removed from Beaver Stadium - you might well have been labeled a fool.

But that's exactly what happened. And more. Much more.