You know, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m as critical of the NCAA as anybody. And I’ll also admit that I’m not at ease with the process that led to the Penn State sanctions.
But I’m not insane about it.
Whatever evil Joe Paterno and Penn State officials failed to stop, the 112 wins are wins.
Where will the NCAA draw its line? What other wrongs that have nothing to do with victories on the playing field will the NCAA address by nullifying the hard-fought wins of innocent student athletes?
The lesson the NCAA is teaching young people — that history and truth don’t matter if enough powerful people don’t want them to matter — can be as injurious to society as the cover-up was to the victims of Sandusky.
When you’re at the point where you’re equating vacating college football wins with enabling a serial child rapist over a period of years, it’s way past time to seriously question your standards of personal morality. Or, as I said, your sanity.
All I can say is that I hope that’s the worst thing I read for a while.