They didn’t take a formal vote, but the vast majority of Penn State trustees voiced support for the university president’s acceptance of severe penalties imposed by the NCAA over the school’s handling of a child molestation scandal.
Let’s see. An assistant coach turns out to be a child molester. Penn State University employees up and down the line from him cover it up, turning a blind eye. So who do we punish?
We invalidate 112 wins and a number of championships, punishing former players while “demoting” the dead coach that the assistant worked for down the record books a bit.
We strip scholarships from the program, punishing players who have yet to set foot on the Penn State campus.
Fine the university $60 million, which as any free marketer know will simply be paid by students, donors and Pennsylvania taxpayers, not the guilty parties.
Nice lesson in punishing the mostly innocent, NCAA.