Re: Penn State / Jerry Sandusky Pt. II
I'm not sure anyone has earned less of a reason for us to listen than the Paterno family.
I think it's important to keep the emotional aspect of the terrible crimes aside while evaluating the legal side.
That said, I don't see where the commonwealth has any real standing here. The university's duly elected representatives collectively looked at the case before them, looked at the PR fallout they'd experience with fighting further punishments, and made the decision to accept the offer from the NCAA.
Unless the governor is alleging that Penn State university didn't have the right to agree to that deal, or that the NCAA didn't have the right to agree to it's side, it doesn't really matter whether anyone outside of the parties agreeing to the punishment felt that it was too harsh or not harsh enough.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.