As with many Non Governmental Organizations [NGO], this one has resorted to excesses that are almost hard to take seriously. OK punishment is certainly warranted in the Penn State U. case. Those officers and other personnel who knowingly ENABLED a pedophile to operate unobstructed, and their parent employer who knew or should have known what was happening, must be punished and receive the severest of public condemnation.
BUT WHAT IN HEAVEN'S name is the NCAA thinking, when they levy a $60 million fine!?
Who should such an idiotic penalty be addressed to?? The present student body-who had nothing to do with the deplorable behavior of the executives? The tough to recruit superb teaching and research staffs? The athletes who are the starting players on each of the major sports teams? The citizens of the State of Pennsylvania?.....The answer is a resounding NO, in each case.
This is a case where another NGO, is flexing its curmudgeonly muscles--because they CAN--and by the way, incidentally improve their treasury by a hell of a lot of money. I would hope that injunctive class-action is taken against the NCAA, by the people of Pennsylvania and that the student body files a class-action action against NCAA, for damages from the degradation to the educational excellence promised by the institution.
"Let the punishment fit the crime"
"Laugh so hard, that even 'Sorrow' smiles at you. Live life so well, that even 'Death' loves to see you alive". (author unknown) "....would someone please show this poor asshole the way out of town?"....Avram Belinsky, the "Frisco Kid".
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