Penn State’s Punishment

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The punishment for allowing a child molester to roam freely on a college campus has been handed down by the NCAA.

It seems everyone has an opinion on whether the sanctions were fair.  The millions in fines and millions lost in revenue from bowl games and bobble-heads of JoePa…yes it’s going to be tough.  But, it doesn’t have to ruin the college.  Really, if anyone is guilty of ruining the college’s sparkling reputation, it’s the people who were employed there.

“Nicole Lord, a senior, questioned why Penn State’s student body, and especially its athletes, should be punished “for the wrongs of three men and a monster.”

“They keep breaking our hearts and breaking our hearts and breaking our hearts,” she said. (AP)

Well Nicole, if you think your heart is breaking, how do you think those little boys felt when that barracuda-looking man, Sandusky was raping them in the shower?  Not only were their hearts breaking, their childhood was stolen and taken by a man they thought could be trusted.  Even worse was the discovery of this serial rapist in the act who was then quietly ushered out of the football program and given his own charity to hand-pick even more victims.  His superiors made this happen for him and he must have been elated.  Not only did he get mucho bucks to retire, they gave him all kinds of “extras” making his sickness even easier for him to enjoy.

Penn State is taking a pass on fighting the sanctions.  A very wise choice.  The Paterno family would be wise to let things rest, as JoePa now is.

“Penn State meekly accepted its punishment, pledging to hold itself to high standards of honesty and integrity.” (AP)

My question: Where the fuck was that pledge in 1998?

At least one person, granted a graduate, gets why this punishment is so important for the victims and their families.

“Our heritage, our legacy has been tainted and damaged,” said Troy Cromwell, a wide receiver on the 1986 team that won the second of Paterno’s two national championships. Cromwell said he felt bad for current and incoming players, “but at the end of the day, there were still those kids, those poor kids, and those victims, and we have to think about them first in everything that we do.” (AP)

I’ve attended PS football games and enjoyed myself but can’t say I was frothing-at-the-mouth fan.  It’s just a game.  A GAME with a winning team and a losing team.  People are upset that the college has been stripped of their wins from 1998-2011.  Boohoo…the boys didn’t want to be stripped and raped either but it happened.  It happened and many people knew yet they wanted to be humane to the child rapist.  How can being humane to a child rapist even make sense to these college-educated men?  One doesn’t even have to be college-educated to realize there is no such thing.

So the rapist was concealed and given the freedom to continue his sick sexual desires on the campus for years after he was discovered.  Paterno wasn’t happy about that as we all learned in Freeh Report,  but did he step up and really try to stop Sandusky?  Hell no.

No one wanted to be the whistle-blower.  The wave-maker in Happy Valley.  The sticking-my-neck-out for the innocent children handed to the campus pervert.  It wasn’t until they had no choice because the truth was coming out no matter what they tried to hide.  The BOT certainly had an inkling that Sandusky had a penchant for little boys….but they turned their heads too.

I don’t want to hear any whining or complaining that all those years and wins were just erased like they never happened.  They happened alright….and all those boys who fell into the hands of a sick, sick man who felt he could get away with anything…well they know they were raped and their childhood taken.

Penn State earned those wins over the years while harboring a serial rapist.  The team, coaches, staff, etc. won games while children lost their innocence.

In the long run and in stark reality, there was no winning…..only loss.

This punishment could have been much worse for the college and still never make up for what Sandusky did.

Let the healing begin,


Scandal At Penn State U: The Freeh Report

Meisha sums things up at Penn State University.

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Last month, Gerald “Jerry” Sandusky was convicted of 45 out of 48 charges related to sexual assault that spanned more than ten years and involved over 5 young boys. Jerry Sandusky is in prison awaiting his sentencing expected to occur in September. He could get over 400 years in prison with a minimum of 70 years served before parole. In the wake of the scandal, Penn State University reacted to the truth in November of 2011 by firing Joe Paterno, the head football coach; Graham Spanier, the university’s president, and Athletic Director Tim Curley, after a Grand Jury presentment. Retired Vice President of Business and Finance Gary Shultz and Tim Curley are currently being charged with perjury in connection to the Grand Jury presentment. I have posted about this earlier and if you would like to reread it, go here

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Hey PS…good luck with that tuition hike

The most recent board of Trustees met after losing four members.  Increasing tuition at PS?  They should be giving out scholarships right and left and helping the less privileged youth get a chance at a college education and watching or playing for a great football team.  Wait…..they did do that.

Handing those children to the child rapist and big man on campus.

Sandusky must have felt elated at his bosses gift of young boys to molest in a charity program.  He felt he could do anything, even rape young boys and get away with it.  Not for a few hours or days, even months or years…but more than a decade.

Penn State football was the most important thing to them….see how that worked out.

Will Joe’s statue remain?  Changing the stadium name?  College name?  Will more people come forward with information?

Will “We are Penn State Proud” mean anything after the biggest fuck-ups known in the history of child abuse cases and the handling of such?

The Lions Den will never be the same and it will forever remind people how one person having to much power can ruin the lives of many.


Penn State’s Board of Trustees Meet in Lackawanna County | — Scranton / Wilkes-Barre / Hazleton.

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