The argument that the Penn State football team needs to be sanctioned by the NCAA to eliminate a dangerous football culture has been repeated over and over again since the Freeh report was released last week. But that culture wasn't the issue that led to Sandusky's continued child sexual abuse. It was the unethical actions of four men and only four men that let that happen, and that should be handled in a court of law.
While everyone continues to cast judgments Joe Paterno and what he stood for, while the media speculates about exactly what Joe knew based upon the “findings” of the Freeh report, while people claim Paterno’s legacy is ruined, and while many organizations distance themselves from his name, I will choose to remember Coach Paterno for the impact he had on my life and for making me the man I am today.
Millions of people love Penn State football, but for thousands, Penn State football is an economic necessity.
This week, the officers of the PCC decided that they knew what was best for the organization, and that they didn't need to follow the proper protocol to get what they wanted; they would do things their own way. Sound familiar? The officers called a meeting amongst themselves with no notice given to members, and unilaterally made the decision to change the group's name. They immediately went online, changed their constitution and website, and alerted the media. All this without accepting any input from the students who sleep on the concrete every year for football tickets.
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