ESPN has some explaining to do. But once it knew, ESPN didn't give Fine ESPN's facilities as 'candy' to lure additional boys, nor let Fine orally and anally molest them on ESPN's premises, as far as we know. That can't be said of Penn State.
“I wonder if the same people that have been calling for ending the football program at Penn State will now call for The Walt Disney Company to close down ESPN.”
“ESPN has some explaining to do. But once it knew, ESPN didn’t give Fine ESPN’s facilities as ‘candy’ to lure additional boys, nor let Fine orally and anally molest them on ESPN’s premises, as far as we know. That can’t be said of Penn State.”
The point of my post is that the baby should not be thrown out with the bathwater in any case.
I believe in the rule of law. Those that committed crimes or knowingly looked the other way while crimes are committed need to be prosecuted and punished. I would be for death penalty for these crimes against children. If convicted, fry Sandusky and the coach from Syracuse. If convicted, imprison any official that allowed crimes to be committed.
What I don’t understand is how many here convict and want to punish those that had no knowledge or part of the crime. I think it’s more than a stretch to say that the entire 2011 Penn State football team participated in Sandusky’s crime, hid their knowledge of the crime, or protected Sandusky from authorities. Yet, many have called for closing down the entire program. Should the redshirt sophmore third string offensive lineman have his life plans turned upside down due to the decisions and actions of others? I think to close down an entire football program, basketball program, or network over the actions of a few only creates more victims.
Try it this way. Should a Catholic parish be closed down due to the improprieties of a priest? Should a Boy Scout troop be closed down due to inappropriate actions of a Scout Master?