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Penn State penalty unfair, but the right thing

USA veteran Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 8:49 AM
Read the report. There were failures, but the failures were the administrators, law enforcement and investigators. And they didn't "allow" things to happen in a "give permission" sense - their bungled investigation "allowed" in an incompetence sense.

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...