The president of the NCAA says he isn’t ruling out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Statues are built and burnished to honor people, not to horrify underclassmen who think their school has been properly schooled on prudence and jurisprudence. Let’s be clear, that statue must fall, immediately, publicly and violently.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — An artist has removed a halo from a mural of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno amid the school’s child sex-abuse scandal. Michael Pilato had put a halo over Paterno’s […]
More criminal charges, more civil lawsuits, more defendants and more bad publicity are all on the horizon.
Some are calling for PSU to receive the NCAA’s “death penalty,” while others want the statue of Paterno in front of Beaver Stadium to be taken down at once.
At not-so-Happy Valley, there’s plenty of shame, soil and stain to go around. Legacies, legends and reputations ruined. Innocence forever gone.
If the past couple of days taught us anything, it was that Penn State football coach and campus deity Joe Paterno never did get it.
To the Paterno Apologist who has been so vocal in not only bashing me but also defending their hero, the disgraced gridiron professor, extolling Penn State’s higher calling, you may go home now. Don’t speak. Ever.
The report concluded that Joe Paterno, president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz “failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade.”
The football program turned its back on society’s smallest and weakest because it would have impacted its financial coffers and overall power. That decision was morally bankrupt. Justice needs to be visited on the Penn State football team.
Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno defended his program’s integrity in a 7-month-old letter released Wednesday, a day ahead of the report that could forever mar his legacy.
The team brought in by Penn State to investigate how the university handled molestation accusations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will release its highly anticipated report Thursday.
Joe Paterno, it turns out wasn’t Mr. Magoo, blind and banging into walls while peripheral elements ran the show behind his formerly beloved back. No, it turns out Jerry Sandusky got more help from his head coach than you thought.
The disconnect between Jerry Sandusky and what happened and, arguably, the disconnect between his lawyer, Joe Amendola, and what happened before and during the trial mark the end of an unmitigated disaster.
Never again can any head coach of an athletic program assume a role so big, a face so imposing as Paterno’s, that it steers the policies and actions of an entire university.