The Failure of Penn State University
"This program was not just built by one man, and this program sure as hell! is not going to be torn down by one man...this program was built by the Alumni and every single player that came before us...it was built on their backs...(and we're going to save it!)", Penn State Senior, Michael Mauti
The Voice of One!
while you seat there ready to ask “…How soon can I start?”…here comes the slap on the face question,
“…I see in your resume that you’re a Penn State Alumni…So, what’s the latest on that Sandusky thing?”
Great! You said to yourself…(*)#%*ing Jerry Sandusky!
That’s what Sandusky’s name has done to Penn State University. It has destroyed it’s reputation.
Make no mistake, Joe Paterno died of a broken heart.
He was an architect that designed and built beautiful buildings his entire life, but will always be remembered for the one building that collapsed.
The child molesting scandal will affect everybody involved with Penn State for years to come. The stain of it will follow the victims, the alumni, current and future students alike for a long, long time.
It does not matter who’s finally blame because at the end, the scandal affected everyone. Paterno spend his entire life building and nurturing a Division I program which was second to none in the nation and Sandusky threw dirt on his life’s work.
Penn State University said it all in a statement when they removed Paterno’s statue, “ (it) has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing.” “I believe that, were it to remain, the statue will be a recurring wound to the multitude of individuals across the nation and beyond who have been the victims of child abuse,”
The University was determined to fix the huge public black eye the scandal had become.
Endowments, buildings, statues and awards were all being changed or removed, it was clear that Penn State wanted the name Joe Paterno totally erased from their family tree…the man who protected the predator, Jerry Sandusky.
Former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Louis Freeh had laid it all out on a detailed criminal report for the entire nation to see and it became 2012′s Biggest Scandal…Complete & Total Institutional Failure!
Joe Paterno and others had conspired to hide evidences of crimes and they also allowed the criminal, Jerry Sandusky, to continue his despicable pedophile behavior for years without any fear of punishment, while they and Penn State University financially prospered.
Current students and Alumni were equally outraged…human beings had been brutalized for years! and Joe Paterno and his Football Program just ignore it and continued to benefit financially for all those years, while ongoing crimes were being committed.
Paterno thought generating revenue from winning games, going to a Bowl or playing on Television was far more important than to protect the rights of innocent human beings.
Joe Paterno even tried to justify his non-actions just about the time the Scandal was about to break out, ‘’I have decided to announce my retirement effective at the end of this season. At this moment the Board of Trustees should not spend a single minute discussing my status. They have far more important matters to address. I want to make this as easy for them as I possibly can,’’ ‘’This is a tragedy. It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more.’’
The Legend was way in over his head, if he was under the impression that the media army camping out in front of his house was going to throw softball questions at him and just give him a pass.
So, The Board Directors fired the legendary Coach immediately. A telephone call and it was over, just like that…a burn down reputation in ashes and a legacy in ruins.
…(*)#%*ing Jerry Sandusky!
Written By: The Voice of One!
Julio E. Olmo, Sr. Follow @jeolmoz2