We all knew that in the aftermath of the widespread sex abuse that occurred at Penn State, right under the noses of top leadership who knew about it, that there would be be sanctions against Penn State.
There are still some that do not want to see the legacy of Joe Paterno forgotten but really how in good conscience can you separate the two. The Freeh report, in it’s through investigation, proved that Joe Paterno and others high up in the food chain of leadership at Penn State were aware of what was going on and failed to take action. No one stopped it!
Many will breath a sign of relief to see that actions has been taken and believe that Penn State needs to be severely punished for their role in allowing numerous young men to be sexually assaulted.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA sanctions against Penn State announced by NCAA President Mark Emmert, indicate he has had enough and the punishment issued will forever change the identity and legacy of Penn State.
President Emmert talked of the “conspiracy of silence” that went on at Penn State and said that the unprecedented sanctions should serve as a wake-up call to everyone in college sports.
He emphasized that the focus should be on the children and not football and that the abuse that was allowed to occur was “against the value system of basic human decency”
President Emmert did say that rather than completely suspending the football program, also knows as the “death penalty”, which would affect many, many
innocent individuals, the sanctions imposed allow the University to be punished for the actions while at the same time provide them the tools to rebuild an athletic culture.
He avoided mentioning Sanduksy by name too much and expressed praise for the new University President.
The 6 sanctions against Penn State are:
President Emmert said that the sanctions are meant to punish and are also mean to help Penn State “rebuild an athletic culture”
The sanctions issued against Penn State will forever change the identity and legacy of the once revered Penn State.