- 07/25/2012, 04:30PM ET
Frank Pentangeli said 07/25, 04:30 PM
The punishment always needs to fit the crime. In this case that isnt possible.
Any talk of the NCAA now having a precedent or any comparison to other issues in College Sports are completely irrelevant as nothing compares.
The bottom line is this:
Penn State covered this up collectively to protect against brand damage and financial loss. Now the precedent is there that the loss is greater because of the cover up. This will work to prevent any future cover ups in the future.
What the NCAA did is correct. Maybe not enough, but nonetheless the right thing.
AlterBoy said 07/25, 06:57 PM
Since you have taken such a difficult position, I will challenge a small point.
First, there can never be a punishment that truly and completely fits the crime, so it is about coming as close as you can, hopefully without going too far.
In this particular case, it is brutally obvious the victims, (Penn St fans, players and Paterno family, I'm not talking about you, I'm talking about the boys that were brutally abused and ignored) can never be made whole. No collective punishments to the school and Sandusky, or compensation will ever make up for what they had to endure.
Precedent, are you kidding? There are many examples in college athletics of schools being punished for covering up violations and illegal activity. Yes this was unprecedented in the atrocities that were committed, but we hardly needed this example to now be warned about how severe the penalties could be. Recently Ohio St. was hit hard for a very minor cover up in comparison.
I argue that they have not done enough. I say that there is one group here that has not been punished enough. I think there is one more step that needs to be taken.
The NCAA did not do enough, so you are wrong. Take a stand.
Frank Pentangeli said 07/28, 02:58 PM
You could have actually argued the TD or left it to someone who may have wanted to
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