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Do not forget why the NCAA had the leverage to drop sanctions on Penn State

I’m glad that Penn State’s sanctions are mostly gone and that the $60 million fine is staying in Pennsylvania. However, it must be noted that the failures of Penn State’s most powerful officials, including but not limited to Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz, Tim Curley and Joe Paterno, to hold Jerry Sandusky accountable for showering with a minor on a Friday night in the football building in 2001 is what gave the NCAA leverage to create the sanctions in the first place. That can not be forgotten. The fallout that those individuals have dealt with is trivial to what Sandusky’s victims endured. Pretending that among those officials there was not a custom of keeping things in house is naive. That’s why their removal was necessary, regardless of previous service. Had each of them resigned outright within 72 hours, I believe the damage to the university would have been less significant.

Some are still angry that Penn State did not protect Paterno. I am, as I have been since Nov. 2011, angered that Penn State did not protect the boy in the shower.

I am also angry with Centre County D.A. Ray Gricar, The Second Mile, Louis Freeh, former Pennsylvania Attorney General/current governor Tom Corbett, NCAA, Mark Emmert, the Board of Trustees past and present, Dottie Sandusky and of course Jerry Sandusky. Nobody in power acted correctly in this scandal and accountability for all is important.

I know Pennsylvanians will take care of Corbett in November. Now, Penn Staters let’s move on, elect some trustees who care about the entire university, especially the students who attend it, and not just idolatry and vengeance.

May no act of ours bring shame
To one heart that loves thy name,
May our lives but swell thy fame,
Dear old State, dear old State.

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Penn State: The Freeh report comes out today

Penn Staters are facing yet another dark morning of the soul today. I don’t have high expectations that the Freeh report will result in anyone being exonerated, any opinions being changed and certainly not any healing. We’re still where we were in November:

I don’t know when and if I’ll read the report or comment on it.

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If you can handle it, an update in the Jerry Sandusky scandal

The Jerry Sandusky Case Gets Weirder, BusierBlack Shoe Diaries
In case you are wondering what is going on in the scandal that Jerry Sandusky unleashed on Penn State, visit that link above. In short, whiskey-tango-foxtrot in perpetuity. Everybody lost and that’s never going to change. Well, Sandusky may win, because the Pennsylvania prosecutors appear incompetent. For alums like me, the reputation of our alma mater will probably never be repaired. So, I guess Gov. Tom Corbett won in that regard too. I still need to break down an article about him here.

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Graham Spanier is the second biggest villain in the Sandusky scandal

Members of Penn State’s Trustees Recall Painful Decision to Fire Paterno – The Times
I don’t think this article about the collective discernment that the Board of Trustees will change anybody’s opinion of that body and I am not suggesting that either. What is the important about this report are the details of Graham Spanier‘s overwhelming incompetence. The character assassination (which was self-inflicted) of him is finally gaining momentum. His cowardice has been rewarded up until now.

I have more to write about Spanier, but it might take me a while.

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