No death penalty for Penn State; fans call sanctions rape and molestation

Just one day after Penn State removed a statue of disgraced coach Joe Paterno, the NCAA announced that the school will pay a $60 million fine. That’s the penalty for tacitly condoning and facilitating years of sexual abuse by convicted child rapist Jerry Sandusky.

Other sanctions and corrective actions:

A reminder of Joe Paterno’s words when Southern Methodist University was shut down for a year in the 1980s.

Many feel the penalties aren’t harsh enough.

https://twitter.com/Musicfan10973/status/227393005236146176

But others believe Penn State should have gotten off easier. Hey, why should Penn State suffer for allowing a child rapist to steal the innocence of multiple children?

https://twitter.com/dukefan805/status/227391790834130944

https://twitter.com/Anti_Achiever/status/227391307641925632

It’s an injustice? It’s unfair? Was Sandusky’s brutal violation of children just? Was it fair that Penn State officials built a culture of secrecy and silence that allowed the abuse to continue?

Vile.

And now, revolting rape and molestation comparisons are bouncing around the Twitterverse.

https://twitter.com/jaymays04/status/227395394714361856

https://twitter.com/Bfiddler/status/227388261151145984

https://twitter.com/MikeSharkeyy/status/227394879100186624

https://twitter.com/DOCDEVOE/status/227395264900653056

https://twitter.com/allday_wale/status/227400918533029888

The proper response:

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