I'm torn here. I hate the mentality "punish everyone instead of the few," but it's hard not to understand why. The University as a whole may not be guilty, but those in charge are, and if they were the only ones punished, then what would stop the University from hiring morally corrupt individuals again? Nothing. I am not going to argue in favor or against the punishment because, honestly, there isn't a punishment big enough to heal anyone's pain. That's not going to happen until everyone who is personally affected is dead and gone. Maybe not even then.
Hail to the King baby!
Again, Penn State is not being punished by the NCAA for Sandusky's crimes. Penn State is being punished by the NCAA for a few individuals allegedly covering up Sandusky's crimes. None of those individuals has yet been found guilty in a court of law of covering up Sandusky's crimes, so there isn't anything for the NCAA to punish yet.
Last edited by The Man; 07-27-12 at 03:37 PM.
Have you even read the Freeh report? Read the entire thing, not just the snippets that the media gives us in the news.
Last edited by The Man; 07-27-12 at 03:43 PM.
Again, the "Malice in the Palace," if that's what you're referring to, is absolutely not the same thing. That was one night, one bad night. No kids were molested, and there was certainly no cover-up by anyone to pretend that nothing bad had happened.As a Pacer fan, I've supported my team ever since the brawl. I don't hold anyone responsible for the brawl except for those who took part in it. You don't go after the organization for the actions of a few employees. But what we have here is the NCAA making an example of Penn State, which is pretty ironic as corrupt an organization as the NCAA is. The one statement that I do agree with that came from the NCAA on this is that college football should never take a priority over the educational duty of the university (I'm paraphrasing here). But it does, it has and it will continue to do so. It will because college football is big business and the NCAA has let this happen. Much like the MLB is guilty of letting the steroid era go on and on because of the money and ratings that they so desperately craved, the NCAA has allowed the football program to dictate the direction that universities have taken.
The NCAA took a huge risk with the sanctions. They risked their own reputation in order to set in forth a series of events that are very likely to save who knows how many other children. I cannot think of many actions that are more courageous than laying one's reputation on the line in the name of protecting our children. Mark Emmert is a hero and deserves to be honored as such.