Monday, July 23, 2012

Thoughts on Penn State

I am sure a lot of folks are mad about the harsh penalties dealt to Penn State over Joe Paterno (and Penn State officials') ignoring and covering up the child abuse activities of the "beloved" Sandusky.

Tough.

They are lucky they didn't get tossed out of the NCAA completely.  If I'd been in charge over there, I'd have kicked them out and dusted off my hands before going back to work.

Why?  Because Joe Paterno & Co. broke the law.  They knew about the activities of a child molester, did nothing about it and continued to allow the man access to more children.  I hope every surviving mother trucker over there gets charged with contributing to Sandusky's molestations of children and get tossed into the slammer in the cell right next door.

They deserve it.  The only thing that differentiates this from the Catholic Church scandal is that the church has been at it for far longer and with far more abusers.  In other words, it's a matter of scale.  The principles are exactly the same, the actions were the same, so the results...wait, you mean we don't have any similar way to sanction the RCC?

Life sucks, big time.

2 comments:

Oldfart said...

Can't say that I agree with you on this. There are a lot more sports than football that are members of the NCAA at Penn State and that had nothing to do with child abuse. I fail to see why they all should be punished.

Robert Ahrens said...

It was the football program that got penalized, not the other sports.