Memories of Super Bowl victories and emotional press conferences usually come to mind when you think of the legendary NFL coach Dick Vermeil.
Recently though, his name has been mentioned with several other prominent ones who supported Jerry Sandusky's children's foundation, The Second Mile.
Sandusky is the former Penn State assistant coach accused of sexually abusing several young boys.
Wednesday, Vermeil held a wine tasting at Total Wine and More in Palm Beach Gardens to promote his Vermeil wines.
If football is his first love, wine is a close second.
Along with Sandusky, Vermeil has known former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno for a long time as well. Long enough, in fact, to believe Paterno made all the right decisions while at Penn State.
"I wouldn't second guess him because I felt that if he thought it was more serious than it was, he would have reacted more seriously," said Vermeil. "I think he reacted the way he knew he felt he should. I would never second guess him."
Switching gears to the National Football League, there have been quite a few head coaches fired over the past week, including one from Vermeil's old team, the Kansas City Chiefs, and of course the Miami Dolphins.
In Vermeil's opinion, it's not always - in fact, usually not - the coach's fault.
"Normally when you lose in the National Football League, you just don't have enough good players," said Vermeil. "What you have to find out is why you don't have enough good players. Somebody else is responsible, but the head coach always takes the blame and we in the profession understand that."
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