Originally written on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 7/13/12
What happened at Penn State was sickening, repulsive, deplorable beyond reasonable means and heart breaking. And it could happen anywhere. The Freeh Report concluded that Penn State's football culture was ultimately the enabler of a child predator, Jerry Sandusky. According to the report and its findings, the desire to keep the Penn State football brand, as well as the university's pristine image, proved to be the motivating factor in determining how to handle allegations that Sandusky was abusing young boys on campus grounds and close to the football program when on the road. The harsh reality is that Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, Gary Schultz and Joe Paterno all would have been revered and recognized as heroes had they not conspired to protect Sandusky the way the Freeh Report suggests. So what if Sandusky had served as a loyal member of the university and football program for decades? He fooled everyone. There is no shame in that, if the right decisions were made when called for....
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