Re: Penn State / Jerry Sandusky Pt. II
Penn State is supposedly in a new era of transparency, yet the President (Erikson) cut this deal with the NCAA while keeping the board of trustees in the dark through the entire process.
As for the NCAA I think they knew they were on a slippery slope with sanctions for criminal matters, never before have they sanctioned any program for the bad behavior of a coach and athletic dept, and I think they felt they would lose on appeal based on how they have reacted to criminal behavior in the past. I would imagine both sides reached out to each other due to mounting public pressure to come up with a solution.
Not sure what people were looking for here as far as punishment goes, I think when we look back in 5 yrs or so these penalties and this scandal will have killed a program and it's university. It's not something that you can walk away from ever, and you shouldn't. Penn State is such a part of Pennsylvania it is OUR school something every person in PA can be proud of. This scandal is a big punch in the gut. And I think what you will find is more people like myself who disown the program, leaving only a loyal few clinging to fallen idols and watered down memories.
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