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Sandusky Abused Children, NCAA Abuses History

Steve146 Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 11:04 AM
Billy, tell me how reporting the incident in the showers in 2001 would have negatively affected the football program to the extent that 4 previously honorable, professional men would have been afraid to face it. I agree they should have reported any impropriety to Child Welfare, and let them do their thing. But I don't agree that the impact on the FB program at that point would have been serious enough to turn them all 'evil'. It was the first incident they came across, as the previous one in '98 was not initiated by PSU, but by the DA and local police. They would have faced scrutiny, but would eventually have been respected for turning him in.
Bill1895 Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 11:16 AM
Actually my name is Bill: work on your reading skills.
You don't think that some high school players and/or their parents would have been concerned about going to a college were a coach was charged with raping a boy and he may have done that before? Even if Sandusky was publically cleared in 2001, Penn State could have had the public image of Pervert State University: is that a great image for recruiting?
Yes Paterno, Curley and Schultz would have been respected it they responded in 2001 and may have had a short term: Why did they not take care of the problem in 2001? They ended up trying to bury the problem.
Penn State agreed with the NCAA on the penalties: all Penn State people need to remmeber that.

One of the NCAA's punishments of Penn State was the vacating of all its football team's wins from 1998 through 2011. It was in 1998 that Penn State coach Joe Paterno and university officials became aware of the accusation that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had showered with a young boy.

As a result, Penn State's 112 wins are no longer wins, and Joe Paterno is no longer the coach with the most wins in college football history. Instead of 409 victories, his record shows 298.

Before explaining why this decision is morally wrong, I should note that...