Will the Penn State penalty discourage further rule breakers? or cause more cover-ups?
Neither. All the Penn State penalty does is mostly screw people who had nothing to do with what happened. Even one of the Sandusky victims bashed the NCAA sanctions. I wrote a hub about all this nonsense a couple days ago.
Neither. The only thing I agreed with was taking the statue down and taking away Paterno's wins that happened after he knew about what was going on. Punishing the football team and taking away scholorships does nothing good and directs punishment toward the wrong people.
I absolutely believe it will discourage further rulebreakers. The problem at Penn State wasn't just that there was one guy doing bad stuff, it is also that the school itself didn't have the rules, procedures, and oversight in place to deal with it as it was happening.
The sanctions handed down were quite significant. I would be absolutely STUNNED if every single athletic department in this country doesn't sit down and review and strengthen if necessary their own policies because of this. It is unfortunate for Penn State, because they are being made an example of, but at the same time, I think it was necessary. There is a problem in college athletics. Too many programs have an untouchable status and I have no doubt there are other schools with dark secrets. Student safety and academic integrity must come first. Not Money. Other schools will definitely take note of this and hopefully make sure their own houses are clean.
by breathe2travel5 years ago
What are your thoughts on Penn State removing former Coach Paterno's statue from football stadium?
by Susan Reid6 years ago
Joe Paterno is 85 years old. He is undergoing chemo and radiation for lung cancer. He was terminated over the Sandusky sex scandal. However, he is not being criminally charged.Whether you stand behind Paterno or vilify...
by billd016035 years ago
Do you think the Joe Paterno statue at Penn State should be taken dowm?
by IDONO5 years ago
Should the NCAA take scholarships from Penn St?I say, "NO" The scandal issues are criminal, not sports related. Even bigger is that so many younger kids dreams of playing football at a storied school...
by Jack Hazen5 years ago
Are you rooting for Penn State?I mean, to win a football game tomorrow. Do you want Penn State to succeed on the field tomorrow, or would you prefer more humiliation? Nationally televised game against Ohio University at...
by Cranfordjs6 years ago
Does it surprise you that coaches at Penn state allowed this to go on since the Catholic church is notoriously known to cover up its own scandals?
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