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Penn State Should Drop College Football

posted by mattaug

Having a college football program is a privilege, not a right.

Some colleges, Penn State for one, should drop their college football programs IMMEDIATELY.

And this is coming from someone, me, who loves sports and athletics … when they bring out the best in people.

That’s the key part though …. when they bring out the best in people.

Too often, especially lately, college sports have brought out the WORST in people, especially those who run them.

It would be easy to pick on Penn State … all too easy I am afraid. They did the right thing in dismissing coach Joe Paterno, legend that he was but they waited too long to make a decision on assistant Mike McQueary.

If everyone else is out, just about everyone that is, than the man who allegedly saw Jerry Sandusky with a boy in the shower should be out too.

It shouldn’t take threats on his life to take that action, which the university STILL hasn’t done as of Friday morning.

Jim Tressel

But enough on Penn State, for now, Ohio State and UNC should STRONGLY consider dropping their college football programs NOW.

There’s been so much negative publicity about players receiving “gifts” and coaches looking the other way at things going on in their programs … it just no longer seems worth it.

Play ball!

Maybe not.



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posted August 28, 2014 at 8:29 am


This article is absurd on a lot of fronts and the suggestion in this article is a knee jerk reaction to misrepresented facts that people assume they know about. Here are some simple facts:
(1) Penn State did not violate a single NCAA rule. There is nothing connected to Sandusky’s criminal actions that have anything to do with Penn State football.
(2) Mike McQueary’s February 2001 conversation with Paterno did not detail what Mike saw, only that something in appropriate happened. Paterno reported it to Tim Curley (PSU AD) and it went up the chain to VP of Finance, Gary Schultz. Spanier was cc’d on the matter.
(3) There was not triangulation to conceal Sandusky’s behavior. Curley and Schultz wanted to refer Spanier to counseling and the president of the Second Mile was informed.

Ask yourself this question though. If someone where you work committed a crime, is the entire organization responsible? The football program had nothing to do with Sandusky, who retired in 1999, and what he was doing. If you read anything about successful pedophiles, and Sandusky was VERY successful, you would know that they are good at concealing their behavior, at gaining the trust of people in authority, and at controlling their victims.
Do you know how this all came out? It wasnpt the 2001 incident with McQueary; it was a vigilant parent who, in 2008, caught the sings of abuse in her son. She is the hero. She notified the authorities and they began a 2 year investigation of Sandusky that lead to is November 2011 arrest. Paterno did not believe Sandusky was a pedophile and as many coaches connected with Penn State who knew Sandusky said, “no one knew”. Sandusky was a cutup and class clown. It wann’t to that parent nailed Sandusky that the pieces came together. In 1998, Sandusky was investigated by the DA and the Penn Dept. of Public Welfare. They cleared him. Sandusky was victimizing kids then, but he was cleared and cleared by people who recognize this kind of stuff.
Lay off on the Penn State witch hunt. The person to blame is Sandusky and he’s where he needs to be: in prinson.



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