If he knew - Yes he is just as guilty. I did not read the Freeh report and have no desire to. I did not listen to the court hearings and have no desire to. I chose not to follow this because the whole situation disgust me as did the race to judgement.
Our country looks up to celebreties way to much and they are held in an infallible heroic state - borderline worship status.
You rightly mention who real heros are along with those living there lives morally and doing what they are called to do everyday. Doing what is right has become something that is looked down on now a days.
Regarding burning in Hell - Not somethng I wish or want anyone to do. Thats bewteen Paterno and God, none of his actions/misactions matter as it is a free choice and personal decision.