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If they vacate the punishment for an institution that harbored a pedophile for years, I will never support another NCAA endevor again. Gophers included. This is getting silly now.
Well, Govy Baby! The University was in control of the situation, let it continue for a long time by an employee and did nothing about it. That is why the school received the heavy sanctions that it did from the NCAA.
Everyone turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse. The school was more concerned about their reputation than the welfare of these children. I do not think it over reaching or too extreme. The culture at the school was to do nothing and keep it to yourself. I applaud the NCAA.
The fact that the Governor didn't want to interfere with the football season tells all. Never mind the hilarious/horrifying irony of filing an antitrust suit about this. Where have all the antitrust suits been while all these plutocratic monopolies have grown by merger after buyout after acquisition? Sherman is rolling in a grave somewhere...
This will give the Republican leaders in Pennsylvania a good name, saying it is harming students because Penn State has to pay a fine and cannot participate in bowl games. The obvious question is, what about the children that were harmed by Sandusky? And why did no one at the University do anything about it? Not important when it comes to money made by bowl games? If you ask me there is no punishment harsh enough. Take away their football program indefinitely.
"Corbett said the university and the state have been harmed by what he called "harsh penalties" over the abuse committed by Sandusky." However much the state has been "harmed", Sandusky's victims were harmed more. Has this man no shame?
Let's hope Corbett does as well with this as he did with his 2012 voter suppression efforts. Typical GOP howling at the moon while believing voters actually like their song: they don't.
Sorry, Governor, but the NCAA punished Penn State because the athletic department used its power and status to protect a football program that was harboring a serial child molester.
The school agreed to the penalties through negotiation. It's hard to argue after it has been signed. Regardless, that he "did not want it to interfere with football season" shows how correct the Freeh report was in that the football-centric culture at Penn St. is the true proble,
Just remember this organization was more worried about nicknames then forced sexual acts on minors. Until it broke in the news.
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