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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Penn State: what's next?

photo of removal of Paterno statue
source: drudgereport.com
Drudge captured the essence of the Penn State scandal:

Penn State hit with $60 million fine, banned from bowl games...

... Paterno wins from 1998-2011 vacated

Loses Spot Atop Winningest Coaches... 

Unfortunately the NCAA missed the point of a sick culture, otherwise it would have imposed the death penalty. Compare the Penn State situation to other cases where the death penalty has been imposed--here's an example--the first "death penalty" which was imposed against the University of Kentucky:

"On October 20, 1951, former Kentucky players Alex Groza, Ralph Beard, and Dale Barnstable were arrested for taking bribes from gamblers to shave points during theNational Invitation Tournament game against the Loyola Ramblers in the 1948–49 season.[4] This game occurred during the same year that Kentucky won their second straight NCAA title under Adolph Rupp.[5] Rupp and the university were criticized by the presiding judge, Saul Streit, for creating an atmosphere for the violations to occur and for "failing in his duty to observe the amateur rules, to build character, and to protect the morals and health of his charges" . . . ."

Nevertheless, what's next?  The lawsuits . . .
Penn State could face years of abuse litigation - The Denver Post: "Penn State University could face years of litigation over Jerry Sandusky's abuse of children . . . "


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