Though he taught only 22 courses from 1999 through 2005, Wharton still paid for him to teach at its partner school in Bangkok an especially baffling arrangement, since right there, in his CV filled with research on kids and his consulting jobs overseas, is the blueprint for his lifestyle, one made possible in large part by his connection to Penn.
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This is just a guess ... but it sounds like this prof had a very good “friend” or “friends” — with benefits — in the Wharton administration, who protected him. (Possibly they shared similar interests? Yuck.)
What’s your point? Your Alma Mater should get away with it because Penn got away with it?
Similar but not the same. For one PSU signed a contract with the NCAA governing it’s sports bodies to adhere to NCAA by-laws. The NCAA only governs academics so far as only the student athlete is concerned. PSU is being punished for that. If they don’t like it they can drop the NCAA and see how far they get with out them. Therefore you can’t cry that the UPenn should be treated the same or PSU Athletic Department should be held to the same standards. Secondly the money is to only come from football, not from the state or the school per se. PSU took in a record 200 Million from donors last year in light of the sicko scandal.
Fine then. Burn Wharton to the ground, too.
You sound like a petulant child. “But he did it first!”
Penn State, all of it, every square inch, should be wiped from the face of the Earth. Paterno’s corpse should be dug up, set on fire, and the remains left for wild animals to consume.
Sandusky should be executed by a firing squad composed of his victims and their families armed with flamethrowers.
Once no stone stands upon another at that monstrous place, bring in bulldozers to wipe the Earth clean. Then sow the ground with salt.
Then the NCAA should wipe the name of Penn State from its’ record books forever.
Just another disingenuous strawman argument from a Pedo State apologist.
Scott Ward (D-Pennsylvania) and John Sandusky (D-Penn State) perhaps explains why Pennsylvania hasn’t voted Republican in a Presidential election since 1988.
I’m all for punishing those individuals at Penn State who committed or covered up these crimes.
Fire them, lock them up when convicted, etc. If they had the death penalty for such crimes I’d be fine with that.
But punishing those presently involved with the football program at Penn State as if they are somehow personally responsible for what happened before they got there is a miscarriage of justice.
This is every bit a culture of corruption story as was PSU. There should be a who knew what and when investigation, and those individuals should pay. I’m sure there are many there that really did not know anything and should stay.
However, there needs to be a plan to prevent this from happening again.
Nothing will motivate them, unless it associated with a $100 million or greater judgement. If ever there was a time when we need lawyers, this is it.
The economics department at Penn does not come under the oversight of the NCAA. If it did, this article might have a point.
Give it up.
The good old days you long for ain't coming back.
Hopefully Penn College will get theirs too.
Time for you to back off and shut up, FlJoePa...you are defending the indefensible. Were Paterno still alive, he should go to prison for his coverup and enabling tactics.
Others part of the cover up, should also all be charged, convicted and go to prison...Spangler especially.
And no, Pedophile State there in Un-Happy Valley is not getting the shitty end of the stick. They all saw to it that Sandusky was allowed to reserve that for the boys who were his victims.
Everybody keeps focusing on football but in my opinion this was an epic failure in law enforcement as well. Has anybody heard of “Ray Gricar”?? Anybody want to guess how many times “Ray Gricar” was mentioned in the Freeh report?
Buzz Bissinger is a loudmouth who belongs on VERY late night talk radio. Same for Dan Bernstein (Chicago).