Hats off to the NCAA for the severe sanctions against Penn State. Of course they knew what Jerry Sandusky had done and they allowed it to continue for years! Now it’s time for the NFL & NBA (and professional baseball and cycling and the Olympics, etc., etc.) to follow suit.
Police your own ranks! Clean up your act. We are all sick of the Sports pages of our newspapers reading like the days crime wrap-up.
You don’t repair the societal corruption by term limits in government or ethics panels (obviously!) or the honor system. Somebody always knows and chooses to look the other way or takes a bribe. You can only do it by hitting them where it hurts -early, hard and often.
How sick is it that parents coaching or volunteering for Little League have to be fingerprinted and profiled? And how many brawls do we have to see of the parents ripping into each other at their kids games? It’s sick.
When football trumps everything else on campus or in a sports franchise town, or politicians pay huge multiples of their salaries to get elected you know something stinks and peeling the onion in something like the Sandusky scandal should be a wake-up call to all of us.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)