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Austin RogersACE-350-301Case Study #11April 18, 2019Case Study 12.3: “Penn State Sexual Abuse Scandal”It seems that the followership at Penn State was greatly skewed and revolved around a huge conspiracy. The person in this case study who seems like a leader was Freeh for finally exposing the disgusting truth of the situation. Paterno, Curley, Shultz, and Spainer were all followers to something much more heinous and brutal, they refused to act morally and decided against their better judgement to hide all accusations. According to Kelley’s typology, I believe that Schultz and Curley fall under the pragmatic followers, they decided to change their minds onthe issue after thinking about the ramifications. They failed to present knowledge known to them to protect their “leader” in a sense, mainly to protect the image of Penn State. McQuery falls under the passive follower. He knew what he had seen and chose to keep in under wraps even after reporting it because he wanted to stay on board as the assistant football coach. He was a

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