Nothing could be more nauseating than a topic like this. This scandal absolutely sickens me. There are actually several issues of concern here.
First and foremost is the willful and deliberate sexual molestation of children. Our nation’s youth are already victimized in so many ways by adults in this country. How is it that these warped and perverted “leaders” manipulate their way into positions of power? And once they have such power, use it to force a defenseless person to comply with their pedophile desires? Are there no screens, psychological testing and otherwise, to prevent this from happening?
Secondly, how could such criminal behavior be allowed to go unreported to law enforcement? And why for so long? How could college athletics become so corrupt that nothing–absolutely nothing–will threaten the financial racket it has become.
Thirdly, why is it that university officials are not required to connect the financial dots linking the money taken in by college athletics to the benefits received by the students? Is it because there is no connection?
Finally, it is certainly ironic that former coach Joe Paterno was idolized as “JoePa” all these years when he failed the most important duty of any parent: to protect your children. One has to wonder if Mr. Paterno’s behavior would have been any different had one of those victims been his grandchild. Perhaps “Molest-Pa” would be a more suitable nickname. Let us hope that he and his cronies get what they deserve. Let justice be done though the sports program’s fall.