Penn State Penalties In Collegiate Sports

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Penn State Penalties The Penn State football scandal rocked the sports world and dominated headlines for months. Joe Paterno used to be one of the most decorated and beloved coaches of all time. He was not only known for his incredibly long and successful career, but for his unparalleled moral compass. However; his legacy has become so tarnished that his statue has been torn down from Penn State’s campus. The penalties placed upon Penn State are far beyond anything that has ever been seen before in collegiate athletics. Experts say that Penn State’s football program will not return to its usual form for up to 10 years. I believe that all penalties affecting the present and future football program are completely just. A strong message had to be sent to Penn State and all programs that think that they are above the law. The NCAA had to show that the safety of children is more important than the money brought in by major college football. But it is not fair to punish players that were on the 1998-2011 teams. They had nothing to do with either the gruesome acts committed by Jerry Sandusky or the cover-up that occurred in the upper-office at Penn State. D1 football players sacrifice an incredible amount to play the sport they love. Months before the season starts, players are waking up early to go through…show more content…
The crimes committed by Jerry Sandusky can never be undone. The NCAA did the right thing by showing that the safety of children is more important than the millions of dollars brought in the D1 football. Nevertheless; it is unfair that 13 years of Penn State football players are being punished for the wrong-doings of coaches paid to protect them. The victories and records set by the student athletes were earned on the field. But people should never forget who the true victims are in this case. The children assaulted by Jerry Sandusky and their families can never be

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