Though the actions of ex-Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky may not have had an actual body count. The destruction and devastation he has brought to, an as of yet undetermined amount, of individuals lives both directly and indirectly has and will continue to bring misery for years to come. Essentially, the onset of this news was like dropping a nuclear bomb on Penn state University and the collateral damage continues to mount.
Correspondingly, as Harry S. Truman once said; “It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow’s viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.”
On the other hand, a common theme I’ve found in this whole scandal is a general unwillingness to step forward and be held accountable for your actions.
I simply find myself amassing far more questions and concerns than being provided answers and punishments. Considering the NCAA has only handed out the “death penalty” or revoked a universities ability to compete in a sport for a year five times, for far less egregious actions, I think Penn State deserves no less. Here’s another good article with some college sports misconducts that received seemingly much worse punishments then Penn State has as of yet been hand. I support the sentiments of this article regarding what they should do with the Penn State Football program.
Absolutely I support the firing of Joe Paterno and any individual who was involved with this situation or had any knowledge of it’s occurrence within the organization.
Here’s a link to a video timeline of the Penn State Scandal as provided by Sports Illustrated. YouTube also has a number of solid videos on the recent riot at Penn State in reaction to Joe Paterno’s firing as well the entirety of these events as they unfold. Below is one I found somewhat interesting myself and offer to way in with your own thoughts and opinions. Please let me know what you think and keep the discussion going.