In light of Freeh Report, does Penn St. football deserve death penalty?

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In light of Freeh Report, does Penn St. football deserve death penalty?

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  1. American_Jihad
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    In light of Freeh Report, does Penn St. football deserve death penalty?

    7/12/12 By Jen Floyd Engle

    Let former FBI director Louis Freeh tell you a story, one he detailed in his Penn State University-Jerry Sandusky report released Thursday.

    There was this big, respected university with an iconic legend as its football coach.

    It also had a pedophile operating in its program.

    School officials knew this back in 1998 and covered it up.

    They chose this “humane” route of covering up, turning their backs and protecting themselves rather than kids for more than a decade as boys went on being raped in the campus showers and on football trips. They did this because it benefited them, was easier for them and protected what they valued most — the football program.

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    The death penalty is a good place to start for Penn State football - College Football News | FOX Sports on MSN
     
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    No no no! Football is FAR more important than any person.
     
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    No but the top dogs there that knew about the scandal and did nothing should be fired and their pension canceled.
     
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    Seeing as how the desire to maintain the coaching staff and image of the team had much to do with the turning of backs, I'd say yes.

    Send a message that the consequences for such atrocities will be as severe as possible.
     
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    My answer is no. The football program should not be ended.

    however, everyone involved with the cover up shopuld be fired and replaced.
     
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    I think it SHOULD get the death penalty, but it won't.

    The NCAA bylaws say the death penalty is used for repeat offenders. Now if they mak the case that there were multiple offenses before it came out, they may be able to push that.

    But it is unlikely.
     
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    If a few tattoos and selling some shoes can wreck the Ohio State program, how can it be fair that a serial child molester at Penn State results in no penalty?

    Tressel lost his job because he didn't report the infractions his players made. The program is bowl ineligible for two years.

    Paterno knew a child molester was loose in Happy Valley.

    It's tragic, but all in all, would you feel safer with your kid in Columbus under Tressell or State College under who knows what?
     
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    I think tOSU is better off than they have been in sometime. So to say it "wrecked" the program isn't fair. They were punished with a bad season last year and a bowl ban this year. But if they can be punished for that there is no way Penn St won't be punished for a few years. It's not fair to the people that weren't involved but anytime a school is punished it's not fair. That's life.
     
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    The creep had nothing to do with the football program after he was let go. There were no football players involved. The football program is clean, so why should it be punished. Its not like a star back was caught shop-lifting and let play in a big bowl game?!

    Its a private matter between the school and the victims. There is no reason to punish the players, the fans, or the school finances by imposing a $75,000,000 penalty.

    I'd punish Curley for sure, and Spanier if he made the decision. Whoever was at fault should be punished, not the innocent.
     
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    It should be sanctioned very heavily, i.e. no scholarships for 10 years or some such.
     

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