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Comment on what you wrote? I can do that. You wrote, "What more punishment is needed? Joe Paterno is dead. Sandusky will die in prison. Others in PSU’s administration have lost their jobs, been vilified in the press, and may find themselves subject to legal prosecution. Hell, all that’s left is to burn the campus down because bad things happened there at one time."
You obviously feel that as far as the NCAA is concerned, they should have done nothing. Having read that, I saw this particular article as nothing more than furthering that stance, with a slightly different slant. So yes, you are right, the players are being punished, as part of the institution. And yes, it does suck for them. And yes, they will bear the most visible brunt of the punishment. But no, they were not the group that the NCAA was after.
Something else you wrote, " it would seem that they wanted to go to Penn State". Well, they probably also wanted PSU to not lose scholarships and bowl trips, or be the location of a horrible coverup. We don't always get what we want. Given the circumstances, I say the NCAA was a fair as they possible could be to the players.
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Can We Stop Saying The NCAA Isn't Penalizing Penn State's Players?
Thanks a lot, John, for forcing me to agree wholeheartedly with a gator. Gatorwhisperer hit the nail on the head. The institution is who is being punished, and as long as they choose to be so, the kids are part of the institution. If "unfairly punishing innocent kids" were the standard for who could and could not be punished for their actions, then we couldn't incarcerate Sandusky because, you know, he's got kids who had nothing to do with this.