Guilt by association

It’s times like this that make you wonder what Joe Paterno might be facing were he still alive.

The former athletic director at Penn State University has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child endangerment charge for his role in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case, more than five years after the scandal broke.

We’ll never know, of course, which may be a monumental blessing for his family.

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15 responses to “Guilt by association

  1. Argondawg

    “Penn State’s costs related to the Sandusky scandal are approaching a quarter-billion dollars.”

    Whew!

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  2. TMC DAWG

    I wonder how much mor PennState can stand in the pocket book?

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  3. paul

    You know, we all point at the Penn State affair as exhibit A when it comes to the NCAA getting a too big for its britches when it comes to enforcement. But you don’t dole out a quarter-BILLION dollars because it’s easier to settle than litigate. The NCAA was certainly premature. And they were outside their normal jurisdiction. But there was certainly something rotten in Happy Valley. Amazingly enough, the alumni I know are all still in serious denial. In fact, they’re mostly indignant to this day.

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  4. DC Weez

    I think JoPa would have been charged like the others. I doubt a Happy Valley jury would have convicted him.

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  5. Comin' Down The Track

    “monumental”
    ISWYDT

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  6. They should have shuttered the place up for good.

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  7. The Dawg abides

    http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/penn-states-beaver-stadium-to-receive-substantial-renovations-maintain-capacity/

    A quarter billion, and it still doesn’t seem like it hurt the athletic budget. Must be one helluva reserve fund.

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  8. steve

    Accountability should be like a bad smell….you may not see it but you can’t escape it.

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  9. 69Dawg

    It’s a sad commentary on our society when the love of a game played by young adults can garner so much feeling and emotion that normally reasonable people can defend the indefensible.

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  10. ATL Dawg

    Maybe this is the kind of rainy day that McGarity is worried about.

    Let the commoners stand in pee and wait 30 mins for a hot dog just in case one or more of our 6 figure administrators royally fucks up.

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  11. Russ

    Why aren’t Starr and Briles facing the same music for covering up rapes at Baylor?

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  12. It is amazing to me how much PSU sites and fans seem to think that they really got “screwed” by the NCAA.

    Don’t get me wrong, the NCAA was and is terrible.

    But with what happened at that school, they should have gotten the death penalty.

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