July 2012: 'At 9am this morning, a crime took place masquerading as a farce. NCAA President Mark Emmert, a man who in 2010 called Joe Paterno "the definitive role model of what it means to be a college coach", levied a series of unprecedented sanctions against the football program Paterno built, The Penn State Nittany Lions. Emmert determined that the entire program had to suffer because of the role the late Coach Paterno along with others high school officials, played in covering the tracks of serial pedophile Jerry Sandusky. That collective suffering will mean a $60 million dollar fine, a four year post-season ban, and the vacating of all wins from 1998-2011. He said piously, "Programs and individuals must not overwhelm the values of higher education." It's not "the death penalty", also known as the end of the football program, but it's life without the possibility of parole.'http://www.thenation.com/blog/169002/why-ncaas-sanctions-penn-state-are-just-dead-wrong
July 2012: "She clashed often with Paterno over who should discipline football players when they got into trouble. The conflict with such an iconic figure made her very unpopular around campus. For a while, it cost Triponey her peace of mind and her good name. It almost ended her 30-year academic career."http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/15/us/triponey-paterno-penn-state/index.html
November 2011: "Penn State's board of trustees did what it had to do Wednesday night, firing legendary football coach Joe Paterno for his role in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. The board also canned university president Graham Spanier, but that won't make many headlines. That's fitting, because Paterno was bigger than the university president..."http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/andy_staples/11/10/joe.paterno.fired.penn.state/index.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Organization Executive (past or present) Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) - College Park Organization Nov 11, 2011 Supporter of (past or present) Supervisor of (past or present) Jerry Sandusky Person Jul 15, 2012 Subordinate of (past or present) Pres. Graham B. Spanier Person Nov 11, 2011
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jul 23, 2012 Why the NCAA’s Sanctions on Penn State are just dead wrong
QUOTE: The punishment levied by Emmert was nothing less than an extra-legal, extra-judicial imposition into the affairs of a publicly funded campus...Take a step back from the hysteria and just think about what took place: Penn State committed no violations of any NCAA by-laws.
Nation Jul 15, 2012 The woman who stood up to Joe Paterno
QUOTE: [Triponey] experienced firsthand the clubby, jock-snapping culture, the sense of entitlement, the cloistered existence. It's what drove her five years ago from her job as the vice president who oversaw student discipline....She clashed often with Paterno over who should discipline football players when they got into trouble. The conflict with such an iconic figure made her very unpopular around campus. For a while, it cost Triponey her peace of mind and her good name. It almost ended her 30-year academic career.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jan 29, 2012 Words matter in Penn State perjury case
QUOTE: the story began with an assistant coach at Penn State, Mike McQueary, who testified that nearly 10 years ago he walked in on former coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a young boy in the football team's locker room showers. McQueary, who was a graduate assistant at the time, said he had no doubt that he witnessed "severe sexual acts" that were wrong and "over the lines." Yet, as a transcript shows, each time McQueary's story was told it became less specific, until others at the end of the line reacted as if what he had seen was no big deal.
CNN (Cable News Network) Nov 10, 2011 Penn State finally puts university ahead of football by firing Paterno
QUOTE: If the charges against Sandusky are true, Paterno, McQueary, Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz enabled a monster because not a single one of them thought to dial 9-1-1. That is inexcusable, and it speaks to a need to change the power structure and the culture at Penn State.
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