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#1 And the $ 60 million dollars in boodle will be distributed to the Penn State victims and nationally to sexually abused children advocacy groups.
....to the NCAA to establish new, highly paid NCAA staff monitoring positions and legal staff.
A list of those personnel contained in the FBI report, who for 15 years grinned and turned the other cheek has been forwarded to the University for employment termination.
We at the NCAA (who know best) feel that these measures along with the meaningless toppling of the Paterno bronze statue and the "unwinning" of games will cleanse our collective embarrasment and provide sufficient cover minimual impact to our continuing goal of offering culturally diverse accademic opportunity.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-24 03:53||
#2 removing those wins also removes Joe Paterno from the ranks of "Winningest Coaches". It was punitive against the Coach more than anything else
Posted by Frank G 2012-07-24 08:20||
#3 ..ah, yes, the 1984 Memory Hole.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-07-24 09:10||
#4 Being a State sponsered university and all. Yes it was noted that no state funds will be used to pay the fine, and it was also noted that the university's monies are fungible.
As an observation, what keeps PA from telling the NCAA to go pound sand, mothballing its athletics department for anything other than students who also enjoy athletics, and panning out for, say, five years or so, competing in events outside of the NCAA, and focusing on acedemics?
Somebody noted that the fine amounts to only one year revenue from the football department, roughly. That is pre-scandal revenue, sure there will be boosters and die-hards, but who is going to buy their son a jersey now?
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-07-24 13:36||
#5 As an observation, what keeps PA from telling the NCAA to go pound sand, mothballing its athletics department for anything other than students who also enjoy athletics, and panning out for, say, five years or so, competing in events outside of the NCAA, and focusing on acedemics?
Contractual obligations with the Big Ten Conference, radio & television networks, sponsors, coaches & staff (who'd lose their paychecks), etc. They'd also have a tough time meeting their nearly $20M/year ongoing debt service obligation.
Posted by AzCat 2012-07-24 17:11||
#6 Somebody in the Penn State community was quoted the other day, objecting to the pillorying of Paterno, saying that "Paterno didn't do it to protect Sandusky, he did it to protect the school he loved." It in this case being: sacrificing children on the altar of the football program. The speaker obviously doesn't grasp the concept that a child's safety is more important than the damn football program.
I agree with Fred that the NCAA is hypocritical in a lot of ways anyhow. Since Paterno is dead, it's a lot easier to blast his memory than to deal with a living person. That said, the university and community's mindless idolatry of the football program allowed this horror to happen. Penn State deserves every bit of the sanctions and opprobrium it's getting. Maybe that will help people like the person I quoted above realize the depth of the horror that he's trying to excuse.
Posted by mom 2012-07-24 19:27||
#7 Many we are paid not to fully birth. Others become sex slaves. The larger, and more fit become gladiators. The crowds pay well and roar.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-24 19:41||
#8 Penalties are grossly insufficient, being less harsh than those levied for getting caught paying athletes (which everyone does, in some way.)
Posted by Glenmore 2012-07-24 20:31||
#9 While Penn State is supported by the commonwealth, so are Pitt, and Temple. Penn State is an independent school, not owned by the state as are Slippery Rock, Lock Haven, Kutztown and the other schools in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Graham Spanier and Joe Paterno frequently flipped the bird to the governor, legislature and people of Pennsylvania. Penn State had a Cornell Plan. It may now be on hold. The money will not come from the taxpayers.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-07-24 21:03||
#10 Neither Paterno nor that university president abused the boys.
I couldn't disagree more. They were co-conspirators who knew exactly what was going on and did nothing as Sandusky ruined life after life. They covered for him. To save the reputation of their Mecca. Joe Pa knew exactly what was going on but could ignore it until the indictment. Then he had to confront the horror he had tolerate. And it killed him, not cancer.
I look forward to Graham's time in the slammer. I hope he gets the same sentence as Jerry. Maybe they could get adjoining cells.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-07-24 21:10||