Death Penalty for Penn State?

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Death Penalty for Penn State?
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Thu, 07-12-2012 - 5:11pm

There was this big, respected university with an iconic legend as its football coach.

It also had a pedophile operating in its program.

School officials knew this back in 1998 and covered it up.

They chose this “humane” route of covering up, turning their backs and protecting themselves rather than kids for more than a decade as boys went on being raped in the campus showers and on football trips. They did this because it benefited them, was easier for them and protected what they valued most — the football program.

Penn State should get death penalty- http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/penn-state-should-lose-football-privileges-dealth-penalty-in-wake-of-freeh-report-child-sex-abuse-071212

 

The author goes on to say that she believes the football program needs to come to an end at this time, partly because it will send a strong message to other schools and institutions.  She also says "A big reason this was allowed to happen was because the whole economy of Penn State was football. If you take that away, they might learn."

Do you agree?

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Fri, 08-03-2012 - 8:17pm

How many ways can we disagree?

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Fri, 08-03-2012 - 8:36pm

A stars in the sky as grains of sand.

 

dragowoman

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Sat, 08-04-2012 - 8:41am

maybe then you need to pick another star.

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Sat, 08-04-2012 - 5:52pm

Is it not obvious we will not agree?

dragowoman

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Sun, 08-05-2012 - 1:14pm

:smileyvery-happy:

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Sun, 08-05-2012 - 4:59pm

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dragowoman

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Tue, 08-07-2012 - 10:35am

cute :smileywink:

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Tue, 08-07-2012 - 1:37pm

Apparently members of the Board of Trustees agree that the NCAA is overstepping its boundaries and are appealing the sanctions:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8240385/penn-state-nittany-lions-trustees-appeal-ncaa-vow-federal-lawsuit

Not that it will help anything for the upcoming school year, but maybe it can alleviate the negative impact for future years....

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Tue, 08-07-2012 - 1:47pm

Yes are a lot of reasons for the law suits.  The Ncaa did not follow it's own procedures. 

dragowoman

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Thu, 08-09-2012 - 8:49am

I don't think it's surprising the board of trustees would appeal NCAA decisions, do you? I would think it expected considering what is at stake.

 

Arguing that the NCAA overstepped its bounds and has no right to butt into this criminal case is ridiculous. That is the same type of legal-loophole thinking that Joe Paterno, Mike McQueary and other top officials who knew about Sandusky's behavior used when they "followed the letter of the law" and reported to their superiors that Sandusky may have done "something" to a boy in the shower that awful night in 1998. They reported this suspected rape to their bosses and then went home.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/27/opinion/jones-penn-state-trustees/index.html

I think we got off easy.

But to hear the indignant reaction of those in the Penn State family and in the media, you would think that the NCAA was shutting down the entire university. I just don't get it. We are talking about a university -- not one man, many men and women, an entire culture -- that allowed a former coach to repeatedly rape and abuse boys for decades on university property and school trips.

We are talking about a university (not just a football program) that covered up these crimes, allowing the football program to become a safe haven for a child rapist. 



 

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