The NCAA has handed down an unprecedented series of penalties against Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky pedophile case.
And rightly so, but the actions have left a shell where a once mighty university athletic program once stood.
A $60 million fine, some say it should’ve been 100, no bowl games for four years, and the complete erasing of a once proud football record as if it were never there.
The final piece of this tragic puzzle came with the removal of the Joe Paterno statue that most worshiped.
It was a bizarre maneuver that involved securing the area behind a blanket as it were a murder scene.
Then covering the head of the statue, as if preparing a person to be put to death.
Very odd, it’s a statue!
I guess it could’ve been even stranger; someone could have shot it up or cut it down at the knees with a pick up truck, kind of like the U.S. did with that statue of Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
A bizarre end to an even more bizarre scandal that shows what can happen, when our impression of winning becomes clouded.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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