In the aftereffects of the Freeh Report that found Joe Paterno hid Jerry Sandusky’s abuse of children, someone paid for a banner to fly over Penn State threatening to take down the legendary coach’s statue if the school doesn’t do it on their own. In this case I would agree. What I don’t agree with is the NCAA coming out and now threatening the “Death Penalty”.
There is no question what Paterno and other Penn State administrators did was reprehensible. And fortunately we have a justice system that will make them pay hopefully by throwing them into prison for several years (or I would argue life). But what happened isn’t the fault of the players or the fans. They’re only fault is putting Paterno and the school up on a pedestal but what fans don’t? Penalizing the players and fans by taking football away does no good for them or quite honestly the victims of this mess.
Obviously there are many out there that disagree and that’s fine. But think about if it was your school that was given the death penalty for the same situation? Pretty sure you wouldn’t agree with shutting the program down. How about continue to play but donate 50% of gate receipts to organizations fighting child abuse. Everyone involved has suffered enough except those evil individuals that were involved in these awful crimes. And their day is coming.