tmoney35 wrote: Cougarfan87 wrote:
snoscythe wrote:And FWIW, if the NCAA levies any sanctions tomorrow on the basis of the Freeh report or the criminal case (as opposed the NCAA's own investigation--as required by NCAA bylaws), I hope PSU sues the hell out of the NCAA.
Totally agree. I think Penn State should thumb their nose at NCAA and keep handing out scholarships. The NCAA stepped beyond their bounds here. The NCAA is reacting to poplular opinion, just like the prosecutors in Florida in the Trayvon Martin case. It is a sad day when government and quasi government organizations feel they have to weigh in heavy just because popular opinion says so. The head coach is dead, the President fired, the actual wrong doer going to prison for the rest of his life, and the name of the school tarnished. And yet the NCAA felt that wasn't enough. So let's punish student athletes that probably cannot afford college without the Grant in Aid.
I guess those future students should be punished since the administration in the past made mistakes. Absolutely ridiculous. This is a problem with the NCAA that needs to be corrected. It has got to figure out how to punish the wrong doers, not those that come after the wrong doers. It also needs to stay out of criminal matters.
Then next time a football program has a player with criminal offenses, the NCAA better poke its nose in there and administer penalties on the institution. Or maybe that is what the NCAA wanted it to do all the time, and this case establishes the precedent to do so.
I wondered after reading this, could the NCAA make athletes coming out of high school sign something that says they're liable to pay fines for NCAA violations they commit while in college? Even after they leave, if past violations are found the NCAA could fine that player. Same with the coaches or administrators found to be partaking.
As long as players and coaches can cheat while the schools and players that follow them are the ones that suffer the consequences, the cheating won't stop. Not that it will ever totally stop, but I'm sure you'd see a decline if coaches career's could possible be in jeopardy.
Let's take it from the Top
Sandusky will likely die in prison after possibly getting the crap kicked out of him a few times - cons have zero tolerance for pedophiles.
Joe Paterno already died in shame and his legacy and records are trashed, and his statue is in storage.
The University President has been fired and his career is in ashes.
Two high ranking officials face criminal charges and iirc have been suspended.
McCreary will likely suffer career derailment.
A couple of janitors got off easier than McCreary.
Sandusky's charity is in ruins.
And Penn State and the citizens of Pennsylvania will write really big checks and anyone associated with Penn State will suffer to one degree or another due to guilt by association.
Penn State Football may never be the same.
I think their may indeed be enough here for rational people to see that bad decisions could come back to bite them hard.
As usual, though, the problem is the number of irrational beings that inhabit planet Earth.[ Post made via Mobile Device ]