I was reading that Penn State University has been fined $60m for failing to
root out pervs.
(Money talks in the USA doesn't it?)
We have plenty of pervs over here too BTW.
So where does a university find that sort of money?
On Tuesday, July 24, 2012 2:57:06 AM UTC-4, harry wrote:
Though they deserved the "death penalty" as to me college education should
supersede college football.
$60 million is probably peanuts compared to what the abused kids are going to
collect in law suits.
They hired those that did and like they say ... 'golden rule' he who owns
the gold rules.
That said I would ask if those at the top are being left off the list.
As example Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, "who has drawn criticism for his
handling of the Sandusky investigation while serving as the state's attorney
general and preparing for a gubernatorial run."
That's going forward. The point I was making was the voters/tax payers
were/are the ultimate boss and seems with the football culture as long as
the team was winning anything was good. And I'm well aware of other
schools/states with the same mind set.
And not anywhere near a sufficient amount to address the damages the abuse
has visited on the kids and those that live with and love them. I speak
from direct experience with foster kids and family court.
It wasn't for failing to root out pervs, it was for covering up and
thwarting attempts to root out pervs.
60 million is the fine because that's the typical revenue that Penn
State football earns in a given year. Penn State is still allowed to
play football this year so the majority of that fine money will come
from this years earnings on football and the remainder on future years
Penn State's stadium is the 2nd or 3rd largest stadium in the United
States, holding 105 000+ fans. They host 6 games this year so that's
600 000+ tickets sold right there. They also play in a "league" called
the big 10 conference that's considered a very wealthy and lucrative set
of university teams. TV networks pay alot of money to broadcast Big 10
games including those that feature Penn State.
Finally my understanding is that no other sport or any other university
function at Penn State is allowed to help pay ie. suffer funding cuts
and that only the football operations can pay the fine.
Penn State is a very large university with a very large alumni base and
a long history of success. Games have been sold out for decades. I
would imagine the stadium will still be sold out or close to it. Many
of Penn State's opponents are large institutions that have a long and
good history in football. Ticket prices might be falling and maybe
people will sell tickets or not be as excited, but Penn State's stadium
is a very unique stadium and it's still worth a visit to watch a
football game there.
I am a very big fan of a rival of Penn State. My team is Ohio State.
Our stadium is just slightly smaller than Penn States. My team is also
being punished this year for covering up rule breakers, although not
I Know that both fanbases are looking forward to this year's clash even
though both teams are banned from making money and playing in highly
lucrative playoff games. Right now they will be playing for pride.
We'll see if people are still passionate about Penn State 10 years from
now. That'll be the test.
What sense does it make to punish the students, coaches, local
that depend on revenue from Penn State football games, etc. Not just
now, but for years to come. They didn't molest anyone or know
about what was going on. Those that did, ie the college officials,
be prosecuted and probably will be. They are the ones that should be
punished, not students playing football. One of the dumbest decisions
of all time.
Fine and no bowl games is fine. But when you take away scholarships the
people you are really punishing are the people who would have gone to
college and now maybe can't. There are only so many scholarships and if
you take away those from Penn State, the people who normally would have
gone to PSU will still have options. But they will move people down to
the lesser teams and people who might have gone to Ball State, Butler,
etc., are on the street.
America is at that awkward stage. It's too late
to work within the system, but too early to shoot
The NCAA is currently considering allowing other institutions an
increase in scholarship cap space to specifically address Penn State
scholarship students whom wish to transfer.
So far they are only considering... Teams are currently allowed 85
scholarship places, except those teams on probation like Ohio State.
Penn State will be allowed 65, that it makes sense that 20 transfers
will be asked for.
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