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Penn State penalty unfair, but the right thing

USA veteran Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 8:43 AM
Yes. Separate issue, and certainly up for discussion, but has nothing to do with Sandusky. However, JoePa has a record of disciplining his players, and player after player has sung praises about how JoePa helped them to become men of integrity. He stressed academics and discipline to his players, and PSU always was at or near the top in graduation rates.

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...