Tag: Joe Paterno

Penn State Scandal: the Biggest Sports Story Ever?

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Last week, I was trying to think of where the Penn State scandal stacks up related to other major stories we have seen in the history of sports. After careful consideration, I think all other sports stories pale in comparison to what we have seen over the last week and a half.

I can think of three primary categories under which all major sports stories fall.

Paterno Fired. Society Needs to do more in these situations than sit back and feel angry

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I’ve read the Grand Jury report on the indictment for former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. I’ve spent a great deal of time over the past few days thinking about what has happened and the darkness of the entire situation. I’m torn on how things with Paterno should have been handled. This evening it’s being reported that he has been fired by the Penn State Board of Trustees.

Given what has happened, I guess that was inevitable.

But regardless of what has happened, one thing remains certain:

Abuse continues. In every city, in every state, every day, abuse and molestation happens.