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NCAA Slaps Penn State with $60 Million Fine, Sanctions

harvardpit Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:10 PM
1) i hope psu fights the $60 mil.. i'm thinking the ncaa is overstepping its authority.. 2) far too many innocents are being harmed by the actions of a few..
Bill1895 Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:22 PM
Name these innocents: it is not the current Penn State Football Players: they can transfer.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:27 PM
You assume they can. What about those who can't?
Mike ATX Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:31 PM
Not as assumption, they are allowed to transfer and will not have to sit out a year at their new school.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:34 PM
Again, you assume they can _afford_ to transfer. What about those who cannot for whatever reason?
Mike ATX Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:39 PM
I'd assume if they got a football scholarship to PSU they could manage the same at another school. Wouldn't you?
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:42 PM
Why assume that? Some probably can. But its not a guarantee by any stretch of the imagination.
Mike ATX Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:59 PM
They also have the option of staying at PSU to complete their studies on scholarship, but without playing football.

They're not being punished by any stretch of the imagination.
Mike ATX Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:14 PM
Who/what innocents are being harmed by the $60M fine?
Marc_H Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:19 PM
students
staff

where do you think the $60 million is comming from?
Mike ATX Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:27 PM
From the PSU athletic department, which is separate from PSU's academic fiscal budget.

Still not seeing how the students/staff are being punished.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:32 PM
Oh please, you just don't want to see. I imagine there are many PSU faithful who want PSU to be punished in the harshest manner possible so they can feel good about displaying their PSU memorabilia again. Unfortunately, the current student population and staff who had nothing at all to do with what Sandusky did pay the price by being associated with the university years after the crimes were committed.
Mike ATX Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:36 PM
Being associated with the school is punishment? I'd say you're missing the big picture.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:39 PM
According to you it is. Since anyone associated with the school can't be innoence. They must be punished.
Mike ATX Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:46 PM
You're the one that said they are being punished. I disagree, strongly.
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 1:56 PM
You are saying there are no innocents at PSU. I disgree.
Mike ATX Wrote: Jul 23, 2012 2:05 PM
The victims of the actual crimes are the ones that were punished. Anyone else claiming to being punished unfairly is caterwauling.

NCAA President Mark Emmert announced sweeping sanctions against Penn State University this morning, in response to the horrific child sex abuse scandal that has rocked the school's venerable football program.  The university's own investigation -- led by former FBI director Louis Freeh -- determined that top university officials and football personnel, including the late Joe Paterno, participated an extensive cover-up to protect Penn State football.  These actions enabled former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky to continue to rape children, some of whom he victimized inside PSU football facilities.  Emmert described the "punative and corrective" measures the NCAA has...

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