When it comes to the Penn State scandal, I can't honestly say I delved into the details, choosing to focus on other issues, but still listened to soundbites and reports, at times bellowing at some of the sick things I did allow to leach in.
With pedophile monster coach Jerry Sandusky settling in to share a bunk with "Big Bubba" at the penitentiary, probably on the receiving end, and Joe Paterno dead, in life and Nittany Lion history, I can't help to feel a reaction of outrage, as the NCAA, and NCAA President Mark Emmert, continues to stick it to students, past, present and future, and the reliant merchants and community of State College, Pa.
Sandusky, a former Penn State defensive coordinator, was found guilty in June of sexually abusing young boys, sometimes on campus. An investigation commissioned by the school and released July 12 found that Paterno, who died in January, and several other top officials at Penn State stayed quiet for years about accusations against Sandusky.
Why would Emmert decide to disembowel the football program that was built on the backs of the students and players?
''This case is obviously incredibly unprecedented in every aspect of it,'' Emmert said, ''as are these actions that we're taking today.''
Emmert said there were concerns about the collateral damage of shutting down Penn State football for a year, and that's why the death penalty was ruled out.
''It hurts people who had absolutely nothing to do with this process, which is always the case,'' he said.
So instead of killing Penn State football and the dependant community of State College, he just gave 'em cancer.