Anyone with a sense of proportionality and justice has to agree with ESPN’s John Ondrasik when he makes the argument that Penn State’s football program should be shut down if allegations of child rape by an assistant coach are confirmed.
Where does ANYTHING matter when one of the nation’s holiest sports institutions harbored, enabled, and excused a monster who allegedly molested children for more than a decade?
Understandably, there has been a whirlwind of emotion and opinion regarding PSU. Here’s mine:
If what we know is what we think we know, Penn State Football should be shuttered. If the NCAA’s standard for the “Death Penalty” is SMU’s covering up of “recruiting violations” how can there every be another game at Happy Valley?
There will be a time to care about sports again, but it will take a while. What will help is those who are legally liable in the Sandusky case being brought to justice, those who are morally liable shamed by society, and the healing passage of time. (At least for those of us who were not personally affected.)