The NCAA's $60 million fine of Penn State represents roughly a year worth of football profits.—
darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 23, 2012
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.
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?
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?
And now, revolting rape and molestation comparisons are bouncing around the Twitterverse.
The proper response: