November 08, 2011

Penn State's Shame

And you thought it was embarrassing that a bunch of Ohio State players got tattoos... Penn State is now the subject of probably the most horrific scandal in college football history, as a longtime former assistant coach has been indicted for dozens of counts of child molestation, with two university officials, including the athletic director, also charged with covering it up.

The whole thing really looks a lot like the various Catholic priest abuse scandals, with bureaucrats repeatedly covering up abuse and refusing to hand anyone over to law enforcement.

Does this mean the end of Joe Paterno's reign as coach? It probably should, although really, who's going to fire him? The athletic director already resigned, and the university president is probably next out the door.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 8, 2011 10:32 AM
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