You can read the Freeh Report cover to cover, spend hours soaking in every damning detail of how Penn State let a serial sexual predator operate within the cocoon of its football program. But what needs to happen now, what must start immediately, is spelled out in a tidy paragraph on Page 18.
"It is up to the entire University community -- students, faculty, staff, alumni, the Board, and the administration -- to undertake a thorough and honest review of its culture," the report states.
Penn State is supposed to play a football game against Ohio in seven weeks. How can a community review its culture when things like the defensive line and the quarterback battle suddenly become important again? How can a community be thorough and honest when it spends its fall Saturdays the same way it did for the past 50 years?
Yes, Penn State football needs to go away for a while. Not for the sake of punishment, at this point, as much as for mercy, for sanity. Everyone associated with t...