Could the end be near for the storied Penn State football program?
NCAA President Mark Emmert, in an interview with PBS’s Tavis Smiley, would not rule out the “death penalty.”
“I’ve never seen anything as egregious as this in terms of just overall conduct and behavior inside a university and hope never to see it again,” Emmert said during the interview. “What the appropriate penalties are, if there are determinations of violations, we’ll have to decide.
“We’ll hold in abeyance all of those decisions until we’ve actually decided what we want to do with the actual charges should there be any. And I don’t want to take anything off the table.”
At the very least, Penn State is looking at some serious punishment. If you’re looking for sympathy for Joe Paterno, you’ve come to the wrong place. Covering for a pedophile to preserve your legacy is about as bad as it gets. The idea that people want to keep this man on a pedestal horrifies me.