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What happened at Penn State was reprehensible. However, that was 4 individuals of power (regardless of what you believe about Paterno being involved in a cover-up, he did admit he could of done more. In addition, it is unclear what certain Trustees knew about the scandal before it broke), who put the reputation of the school (or the program if you want) ahead of doing what was right. This is not a program gone rogue with a history of violations (hello Miami, USC, OSU). All you need to look at is the high graduation rate and how the players stayed together after the crisis. There is no excuse what happened at the school and if you ask any honest Penn Stater, he or she would agree. Yes, there have been player issues with the football program in the past, no doubt. But ugliness of the football culture, really. Forging grades for players, paying players, hiring young girls to have sex with players, all under the watchful eyes of the administration, professors, boosters, and players themselves. That is ugliness. Todd may be biased in some respect but less than those who don't take the time to understand his point of view.
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