Penn State’s financial fallout from the Sandusky scandal approaches a quarter-billion dollars.
The NCAA got the biggest chunk of that, but I bet there are days now when Mark Emmert tells himself he could have gotten more.
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Seems like a really short lived scandal. Administrators cover up decades of child abuse, coach dies, coach goes to prison, and 5 years later Penn Sate is in the Rose Bowl. I know it’s not fair to punish the players or fans, but it seems to me they got off kind of light when compared to a team like SMU.
$237 million doesn’t strike me as that light.
Agreed. Other than the NCAA fine, everything that happened as a result of the depraved conduct by Sandusky, and the deplorable conduct by Paterno and the administration, seems fitting. The fans didn’t have to suffer too long and they didn’t deserve to do so. Although one could certainly argue for capital punishment for ole Jerry.
Could argue that the PSU program should certainly have gotten the death penalty….or why have one? Not to mention, the NCAA reinstated their victories, and those of Linda Blair-like JoePa. Did paying the quarter million buy the Ws back? Methinks so.
Why is it not fair to blame current players and fans? Oh, wait, I understand, we should only blame the players…then, and the fans…then.
Mac, you will get no argument from me about the death penalty…they should have been bombed into tiny particles of radioactive dust.
Since there is considerable evidence Paterno, before he took the coward’s way out, knew all along, or at least since 1976 what was going on in his showers, the idea his wins are given back is simply astonishing.
Nobody at Penn State should ever be allowed to forget this shit.
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Tacitly approving that your employee rapes orphans at your facility is expensive.
But Jo Pa was great. Wasn’t he?
He did a great job telling the world about Penn State academics while taking umbrage with the University of Georgia’s problem with Jan Kemp.
Paterno makes Dickhead look like a nice guy. He was an unfaithful steward.
“... Shoot, why does anybody who’s ever won something do it again? Because it’s cool. So, let’s go do it again. Let’s see if we’ve got what it takes.” -- Stetson Bennett, The Athletic, 3/22/22
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