Foot in mouth anyone?
Yeah, pretty shocking response from the Paternos.
Like a line of giraffes with their heads up each others'...
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Fun Fact: Last QB to win at PSU Mike McQueary on Nov. 22, 1997.
The 2010 game between Penn State and Ohio State now never took place as both teams have had to vacate it.
The argument that "Penn State accepted the punishment, so it must be OK" is bogus. What choice did they have? Emmert had made the decision to hammer them, they had no choice other than to be the nail.
Could have done w/o TD's gleeful posts about Urban Meyer and IU...
$60,000,000 fine - Fair enough. Needs clarity on where the money comes from, and where it goes.
Four year bowl ban - Acceptable, punishes program whose leader is implicated in covering up a terrible ongoing crime.
Scholarships reduced from 25 to 15 per year for four years - OK, but a bit too harsh IMO.
Football players can transfer and be immediately eligible - Only fair thing to do, but by waiting until mid-July they really limit the impact on the current team, only on recruits for 2013.
Players can choose to stay at PSU with scholarship - Fair thing to do.
All wins from 1998-2011 are vacated - Too bad they can't separate the Coach from the team. A lot of players and coaches just saw their athletic lives wiped away without having done anything wrong. Also, why back to 1998? Yes, that's when the first accusations are said to have occured, but the police and DA investigated and failed to file charges. The NCAA is now saying they are smarter and more well-informed than the people that actually investigated the allegations.
Athletic program on probation for five years - Fine, but should be the football program only. AFAIK, the women's track team didn't do anything.
NCAA reserves right to investigate & sanction individuals involved - OK
Big 10 witholds $13MM from PSU as their share of league bowl revenue - Fair enough, like the NCAA fine it needs to be shown where this money is going, and it needs to be meaningful in terms of at-risk children and child advocacy.
Oh lighten up akh. Helluva lot worse being said damn near everywhere. IU comment was more of a slap at IU anyway.
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"Sexual abuse is reprehensible, especially when it involves children, and no one starting with Joe Paterno condones or minimizes it."
And yet that is exactly what he did. They really need to keep quiet - they are not helping his legacy in the least.
The only way they didn't have a choice is because, in fact, the NCAA absolutely had the authority to do this. The reality is that, again, this happened in the AD - specifically the football program. Those in charge (minus a couple of the blind-faith trustees) seem to understand this.
Edit to add - good for those in charge for realizing the situation and finally seeming to get it.
I agree with Desmond Howard's take on this situation.
Howard said that he's tired of hearing about the victims, the players that remain at Penn St. He said that they had a choice to come to Penn St. and they have a choice to leave Penn St. but those young men, who were sodomized, had no choice with what Sandusky did to them!
Also this is within NCAA jurisdiction because the cover up had everything to do with protecting Sandusky and the football program. It's as simple as that actually.
Have a very blessed day!
Penn State certainly could have fought this, but wisely decided not to. ANY protest or procedural posturing would be a PR disaster as it looks like the program was further protecting the horrendous crimes that took place, thus they rip the band-aid off all at once. Now, they can at least attempt to move on.
http://www.chron.com/news/article/Pe...ns-3726954.php"The sanctions needed to reflect our goals of providing cultural change," NCAA President Mark Emmert said as he announced the penalties at a news conference in Indianapolis.
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"Football will never again be placed ahead of educating, nurturing and protecting young people," Emmert said.
Call it a plea bargain.
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PSU had the 15th rated recruiting class for 2013 according to scout.com. Most of the 12 commits are from PA, probably grew up PSU fans. Will be interesting to see how many de-commit and where they go.
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