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I don't really hate anyone. And you shouldn't feel bad. You didn't do anything. This is just all messed up. And while it probably wouldn't have impacted you specifically, I bet someone wouldn't have gotten a scholarship if JoePa told the truth from day 1.
I just think this whole thing is pretty whack. I hate every kind of pain and suffering. And a pet peeve of mine is anyone that doesn't stand up for those that cannot stand up for themselves.
I hate that one bad apple can spoil the bunch. That doesn't seem fair either. But it's more fair in my mind than any type of pain and suffering.
I was irritated 20 years ago when PSU didn't think I was smart enough to go there. Their loss, right No resentment though. It's all good. Just think the facade JoePa created is insane.
The irony in this whole debate about what "should" happen to Penn State is that many of the people who claim that Penn State fans care more about the football program than they do about Jerry Sandusky's victims seem to care more about the punishment than they do about the victims, and often blur the line between justice and revenge to boot. When people say that they're "praying for the death penalty," then they're squandering whatever moral authority they have. Why not pray for the victims instead? Or are Penn State fans the only ones who have to do that?
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I don't know what the proper course of action is on this situation. You have individuals that were culpable and one has been prosecuted and sentenced, a couple are waiting their day in court and another is deceased. It seems the people responsible for the entire fiasco are going to be punished within the framework of the legal system. At this point what do the sanctions and fines levied against Penn State accomplish? I know it feels like something should be done due to the heinous nature of the crimes, but the criminals are being tried and my guess is that they will all be punished. I don't see Spanier and Schultz not serving time right along with good ol Jerry.
So, the fines and sanctions will now penalize PSU students, recruits, businesses that had absolutely nothing to do with the crimes of 14 years ago. The current students were somewhere between 4 and 8 years old while this was occurring. There are going to be civil lawsuits from each and every victim of Sandusky and I'm certain the remuneration handed out will approach 1 billion dollars before its all said and done.
I'm a Pitt graduate and there's no love lost with the PSU football program, but I'm not certain that this is accomplishing anything positive. The players who have signed on to play at PSU are being given the option to seek scholarships elsewhere, but what if other colleges don't see their skill set as one that fits into their program? This year's seniors, what are they going to do? Does the scholarship loss affect the Title IX scholarships that are awarded? It seems there is more down side to this and I have yet to rationalize an upside.
The perpetrator is being punished and his enablers will be tried and dealt with legally and one of them is dead. The victims will be compensated which is the best that anyone can do for them now. It would be nice to go back in time and stop Sandusky before he committed the heinous acts, but we can't, so the best society can do is compensate the families and that will be done. Punishing the current students, former students, local businesses, the University itself seems fruitless in my humble opinion.
The PSU football program may never be relevant again and I'm not sure if that's good or bad. SMU has never been a relevant football program since they received the death penalty in 1987 (I think). Their transgressions were NCAA football related, they were not criminal and they deserved what they received. In this case, it's deviant behavior and the cover-up of the behavior which isn't really football related at all. It could have just as easily been a professor of the engineering department and the director of the department and the president of the university covering it up because, the professor was one of the best mechanical engineers in the country.
I guess, something had to be done, but I'm not sure this is the answer. Couldn't the University been made to start some type of foundation to raise awareness of child molestation and fund the foundation nationally, not just in Centre county Pennsylvania? Wouldn't that be more beneficial to more people?
Who benefits from this decision?
Anyone at all?
The victims? No
Current administration? No
I just don't see anything positive out of this decision.
1.25) Artie Burns - CB, Miami (Mackensie Aleander)
2.58 ) Sean Davis - S/CB, Maryland (Deion Jones)
3.89) Javon Hargrave - DT, S. Carolina St. (Nick Vannett)
4.123) Jerald Hawkins - OT, LSU (Deandre Houston-Carson)
6.220) Travis Feeny - OLB, Wash (Darius Jackson)
7.227) Demarcus Ayers - WR, Hou (Graham Glasgow)
7.246) Tyler Matakevich - OLB, Temple (Travis Feeney)
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I hit him as hard as I could - Jack Lambert
the whole "innocent kids are paying for this" is nonsense... when a football program gets punished it's usually the incoming players who had nothing to do with the infractions who are punished....
The program hid this and let innocent kids get raped so they could increase the stadium size and school population.
PSU "hiding" Sanduysky's actions....
PSU alum shouldn't feel shamed for scholarships they earned but how many of these scholarships would have been wiped out or non-existent if PSU put it out there 10 years ago? Would you still go to PSU if it was put out there 10 years ago? Just asking?