I don't believe that they went far enough. SMU was given the so-called "death sentence" and after a few years they have started a recovery, even made a bowl appearance last year. But, if memory serves, they got nailed for taking money, not raping children. If the NCAA can hand down such severe actions for money issues, then they sure as #### could hand it down in which so much criminal activity took place, from the top down including Paterno.
Some have compared it to Ohio State's Tattoo-Gate and the issues that Jim Tressel had, along with Pryor and a couple others. Let's keep in mind that what occurred at OSU were violations of the sanctioning body's rules of conduct, not criminal activity. What occurred at Penn State was purely criminal activity and the punishment should meet the crimes. I note: Crimes took place, NOT violations, but CRIMES, against children and young teens. This is the henious part that cannot be forgotten or forgiven and the program should have taken the most serious hit possible.
Some say that it's not fair to the players now that they should have to suffer for the sins of those before them. Too bad, tough, terrible, so sorry, but I don't care.
Had this been found out and brought to public officials & law enforcement awareness their would be much of a program for them to come to, or if brought early enough, the program would have been back on track. But it wasn't and they didn't, so too bad if the current players get hurt. They have their education and their lives. The victims don't....
It should be about the victims, not about players and the program.
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