Skip to comments.Penn State scandal dwarfs others in college sports
Posted on 11/09/2011 2:00:32 PM PST by QT3.14
Scandals of all kinds have tarnished college sports for decades, though what is unfolding at Penn State is hard to compare to any of them.
It's simply on another scale, both in terms of the charges - former Nittany Lions defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is accused of serial child sex abuse, which he denies - and the other person whom the case is bringing down, Joe Paterno.
The 84-year-old Paterno announced Wednesday he will retire at the end of this season, though the school's board of trustees might not let him coach even that long.
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Monumental institutional FAIL by those whose concern, above all else, was to protect a money-making football program.
Hideous lapse of judgement by Paterno and other enablers, while kids got raped.
There are no dwarfs or midgets anywhere in this story.
It certainly makes one think about that very fine line where the failure to take any action becomes itself, an overt act.
PS covered for Michael Mann too.
I'm going to guess the murder of the Baylor basketball center about a decade ago probably would be the previous champ but and then there was the point-shaving scandals of the 50s.
Au contraire 'gunner.
This story is all about very small men.
Yes there are others to blame as well.
How many other college football teams turned a blind eye to the rape of young men at JoePA?
And it looks like Nebraska is coming back this weekend to offer more support at Pedo State.
Yep, guilt by association.......
Buying players drinks at a bar us the same as enabling another to sodomize children over the course of several years?
It’s OJ times 100.
I haven’t seen any article that lists the ages of the victims. How “young” are they?
And where is the word, CRIME, used in these allegations? Haven’t seen the word, CRIME, used in the reporting on the networks on this one.
I eluded to the 1987 game when Penn State upset Miami in the Fiesta Bowl, how at the time that game was the ultimate battle between "Good and Evil."
generally between the ages of 10 and 15 I believe.
I don’t think any other college scandal will have as big an impact as this does to Penn State.
The outrage generated is growing to a fevered pitch, and I’m afraid there is the possibility of violence. The Westboro Baptist Church from Topeka will demonstrate before the game on Saturday, and that sure won’t help.
I used to live in once Happy Valley and my son has two degrees from PSU. Everyone is just sick about the coverup.
The game on Saturday should be cancelled, and forfeited.
Paterno won’t make it to the end of the season. There’s a regents meeting on Friday...he’ll be relieved of his position. Even if he somehow survives, how does Penn State allow him to go on the road, to Ohio State and Wisconsin no less?
The youngest one was ten. The one raped in the shower witnessed by the grad assistant.
I wonder if Penn State wasn’t 7-1 and leading their Division in the Big Ten, if the season would have been cancelled?
That’s what I was thinking. How can anyone even equate some young athlete being given a new flat-screen compared to this horrendous child abuse that could have been stopped years earlier?