The ONLY Solution for Penn State!!

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“Our first priority is protecting our children” was the statement made by President Barack Obama when asked about the sexual scandal involving coaches and administrators from Division I football powerhouse, Penn State. I also believe that is a true statement.

So the question is WHAT IS THE SOLUTION?

The solution is simple and coming in the same season as the  scandal concerning the University of Miami football program, which many felt was the worst thing to ever hit college football, VERY SIMPLE.

Being an athlete who participated in a football program, which allowed me to receive a college degree, I can appreciate receiving an education via your athletic ability.  Where I am lost is where the Penn State athletic/university program allows sexual misconduct(I am being easy on them) to exist AND CONTINUE FOR 15 YEARS!!!

I can not imagine sending my child to participate in a college program that allows coaches to take advantage of children sexually and then have students rioting in support of the coaching staff.

In listening to Tom Bradley, the assistant coach replacing Joe Paterno, and his words of support for the 47 year leader of this failed program I was even more disappointed but secure in presenting the ONLY solution for Penn State.

Because “Our first priority is protecting our children”…

Because there were a confirmed 8 children sexually abused OVER A 15 YEAR PERIOD…

Because football is NOT bigger than education…

Because our children are watching this decision and we will show them what/who we value…

The Penn State program must receive the DEATH PENALTY!!

ODC

p.s. Or don’t say you agree with the statement “Our first priority is protecting our children” and don’t be surprised when it happens again.

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  1. I was very saddened to even read the thought process of some of my associates on FB. People felt that Paterno was being used as a scapegoat, but I feel that anyone that had an ounce of knowledge should have been let go. I’m sorry, but in my opinion chain of command goes out the window when a child is being abused sexually. And no one called the police?!?! They pretty much treated the information like the telephone game. You remember. You tell one person something and they are to pass it on and hopefully by the end the story is the same. The story became so watered down by the time it got to the higher ups. Action needs to be taken and I could care less how many winning seasons he had, because he failed to stand up for what was right. Everyone knew that man still had access to children and was allowed to use the athletic facilities at his own discretion. UNACCEPTABLE! I blame the staff and the community. This man’s actions were brushed under the rug for YEARS!

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