Found July 23, 2012 on
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Penn State football players are already taking the role of the victim.
The victims of the Jerry Sandusky scandal were the children he was convicted of molesting. But now after Penn State was slammed with a $60 million fine, the symbolic losses of all of their victories since 1998, and being barred from post-season play for the next four years, new victims are coming forward: Penn State’s football players.
Nate Cadogan took to Twitter to proclaim, “PSU vs the world!!!,” and Jake Kiley echoed him, saying “Penn St. vs. the world,” and adding, “#WeArePennState.”
That’s not something to be proud of right about now, and saying “We are [who we are],” is something that you say after a terrible unjust tragedy strikes that requires uniting all just citizens to avenge (like when children get sexually assaulted and raped and the university administration covers it up). It’s not Penn State vs the world. It was innocent children vs. Penn State.
I understand, Penn State’s players had and have no direct role in the scandal. They are getting hit with this penalty for what other people did. But they could at least have the class and decency to not publicly express self-focused viewpoints as their first reactions right off the bat.
The football program is being punished because if the players didn’t have a direct role in the scandal, the cover up was done to serve them and their program.
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Joe Paterno and Penn State news isn't close to quieting down. Most people still want answers about what happened involving Jerry Sandusky and why Paterno and his staff didn't report it. Every week there is a new headline on the topic and the most recent news is that workers removed the Paterno statue in front of Beaver Stadium early Sunday morning. Also developing on Sunday...
Late last week there were conflicting reports regarding whether or not the Penn State Board of Trustees had voted to remove the Joe Paterno statue. Well, it turns out that the Penn State Board of Trustees would not make the decision. Instead Penn State president Rodney Erickson would make the decision. And he decided that the statue be removed calling it a “source of division and...
Rumors flying around State College, PA late last week suggested that Penn State would take down the statue of Joe Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium sometime over the weekend and Sunday morning those rumors became realities.
As crews began prepping for its removal, Penn State President Rodney Erickson has released a statement regarding the University’s decision to take down the...
The NCAA has decided on the sanctions that they will hand down to Penn State, in the wake of the convictions of Jerry Sandsky and the Freeh Report.
Penn State's penalties;
- A bowl banpostseason ban for 5 years
- Loss of 50 scholarships (10 per year for the next 5 years)
- Fine of 45 million dollars
- No televised games for the next five years
The Big Ten has not yet determined...
The NCAA slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties Monday, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Other sanctions include a four-year ban on bowl games, the loss of 20 scholarships per year over four years and five years' probation. The NCAA...
Although the NCAA could never give Penn State true justice for the crimes committed by Jerry Sandusky and the cover-up by the school, they certainly did their best to move the process forward by releasing sanctions against the school on Monday morning.
By now, you know the sanctions as well as we do here at Crystal Ball Run, but for those who’ve been under a rock for the last...
One of the penalties the NCAA levied against Penn State was forcing the school to vacate all its wins from 1998, the year coach Joe Paterno and other top university officials became aware of an accusation that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had showered with a young boy, through 2011.
Penn State lost 112 wins, and Paterno's major college football record 409 victories were reduced...
The fate of the larger-than-life bronze statue of Joe Paterno outside of its stadium is no longer in limbo. Penn State University will begin the process of removing the illustrious sculpture, erasing all traces of the iconic football coach accused of concealing child sex abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky, a former assistant under Paterno and the football program.
NCAA President Mark Emmert announced his punishment against Penn State University this morning, and it was severe and unprecedented. Yesterday, sources had said Penn State would have prefered the Death Penalty to the coming sanctions... they were probably right. Here's the full list of sanctions handed down this morning in light of the sexual abuse of Jerry Sandusky and cover...
From the very beginning, from the very first whispers of scandal at Penn State, it never really made sense to me how the NCAA could get involved with the punishment process. The NCAA is after all a governing body that deals with agents, text logs and free tattoos. The situation at Penn State was one of the worst criminal cover-ups in the history of our country. In essence, they had...
Penn State moved swiftly in their decision to take down the Joe Paterno statue outside of Beaver Stadium, in lou of JoePa’s proven and documented refusal to act on behalf of children, who he knew had been sexually abused by his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Penn State president Rodney Erikson announced the statue, of
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien says his priority right now is to try to convince his current players from transferring.
During an interview on the ''Dan Patrick Radio Show'' on Tuesday, O'Brien said the toughest of the NCAA sanctions imposed on Penn State was the decision to allow current players to transfer immediately without restrictions.
He says he has...
Penn State didn’t receive the “death penalty”, but this could be a death blow to the football program. NCAA president Mark Emmert announced sanctions against Penn State University this morning in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation conviction. All in all the school will be fined $60 million ($12 million over 5 years, monies [...]
Penn State issued a variety of responses on Monday to the NCAA's unprecedented sanctions. See how President Rodney Erickson, Acting Athletic Director Dave Joyner and Head football Coach Bill O'Brien responded.
So nothing earthshattering really happened over my break, which I can say with a straight face because I'm not a Penn State fan. (More on that in a bit.) We did have the expected Pitt announcement - sooner than I thought, but still totally expected. So without a load of news to get off my plate, it's time for the first recruiting board update in a while. Like a month...