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Penn State penalty unfair, but the right thing

USA veteran Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 7:59 AM
So, unlike the allegations in the press, neither JoePa nor the football program covered up years of sexual assaults by Sandusky. Nor is there any evidence that JoePa covered things up for the benefit of the football program. Reading the report, the university officials completely botched this, and I believe should be liable. But Paterno did his part - reporting an account that was given to him in rather vague terms to the authorities for investigation and action. Having been in large organizations, I can tell you that when a person is investigated, the investigators do not come back to the informants telling them what they have found out as it could taint their testimony. Investigations are kept confidential.

Every parent worth his or her salt at one time or another has done what the NCAA did this week when sanctioning Penn State University.

Confronted with the misdeeds of our children, we parents often are forced to act in a manner that quickly and emphatically sends a message: Your actions have consequences, not only for yourself, but also for those whom you selfishly neglected to consider.

The goal is to teach an invaluable life lesson: Innocent people are hurt by your selfish actions. That’s what makes them selfish. That’s what makes them wrong.

This week, the NCAA said as much...