Penn State Scandal Gets Sadder and Sadder

Story after story after story has come out this week, reacting to all the allegations flying at Penn State. It's a sad series of events that transcends sports. This isn't about the Penn State football team. This is about young boys who were victimized by a man in power.

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The fact that the Penn State administration didn't realize that is the most unfortunate part. This scandal has already claimed an athletic director and a vice president and should also take down the venerable Joe Paterno. The most telling comments on him so far to me came from Richard Justice, who talked about the program he created.

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That was a big component in this problem. Without anyone to challenge him, Paterno essentially got to play a giant game of Telephone with the accusations and put Jerry Sandusky on double secret probation. It could not have been a more wrong decision. 

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I can't say anything to make sense of what went on there and I can't muster the kind of outrage about how they did it. I just get sad about everything, about not being able to trust another college program and about another example of power corrupting pretty absolutely.

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