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Last we the big news came out about the Penn State scandal and how much everyone there actually knew was going on with Jerry Sandusky.
The thing about athletics I’ve always hated was the “good old boys” network who are willing to lie and put people in harm’s way just to make their group look good, and nothing demonstrates this better than the Penn State scandal.
Former FBI director Louis Freeh held a press conference about his investigation in the Penn sexual scandal and here is the video:
So basically they found that the most powerful men in Penn State failed to take any action to protect these children who were sexually assaulted by Sandusky even though they knew what was going on.
There is a lot of money in college football especially in a top school like Penn State so it’s sad and shocking to me that we as human beings put money and prestige over the safety of children.
Personally, I think it’s bad enough that they take advantage of the college athletes but look at what they did at Penn State to keep their money train going.
Freeh also said that it wasn’t just the higher ups who said nothing about what Sandusky was doing but also the people who were on the bottom of the totem pole as well. It’s a horrible thing that they didn’t say anything but at the same time, they were afraid of 1: losing their jobs and 2: afraid of not being believed and having to go up against such a giant juggernaut.
I also read that they have not yet decided if they are going to take down Joe Paterno’s statue. If Penn States wants to regain any credibility to their college, the first step is to take down that statue.