Paterno Statue Removed: NCAA Sanctions Next

Posted by    |    July 22nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm

It should come as no surprised to avid sports fans and concerned families everywhere that Paterno’s statue was removed by Penn State authorities Sunday in advance of NCAA sanctions.   According the press, the N.C.A.A. announced Sunday that it would levy “corrective and punitive measures” against Penn State in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal involving a former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and a scathing report that found school leaders covered up accusations against Mr. Sandusky.  The full article can be found here.

The NCAA may be one of the most inept organizations in the United States in policing its member universities, and penalties, if any, usually are enforced after a “deliberate” review.  We look forward to their interpretation of an appropriate response in light of the overwhelming evidence that the institution itself is the guilty party.

CBS is reporting today that the penalties that will be levied against Penn State are unprecedented. Coach Paterno did this before he died.

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  1. Asher Feltman says:

    Perfect examples that a cover up proves much more deadly than the action, no matter how horrific the action is – like in this instance.

    New Orleans Saints coaches covered up their bounty scandal and their suspensions were undoubtedly extended because of it.

    Players safety was at stake there, but in no way, shape or form does it compare to their unbelievably terrible cover up that took place @ Penn State.

    Simply just to preserve the image of the football program, they tried to keep a child molester’s actions under wraps and on top of that, did essentially NOTHING to try and stop him from abusing young kids.

    The penalties were, to quote the NCAA, ‘unprecedented,’ and deservingly so. That human beings and coaches that are supposed to be guiding and working with young minds on and off the field disregarded such terrible occurences off of the field to continue and do everything they can to improve and sustain their on field product is disgustingly incomprehensible.