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11-09-2011, 08:55 PM
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Hopefully this scandal has some benefit and puts into perspective the scandals at Miami and Ohio State. I can't help but feel bad for Paterno, whose legacy will be forever tainted in much the same way that Woody Hayes and Bill Buckner have had their careers reduced to irrelevance because of one singular act. But, based on what little I know, it's difficult to support Paterno in this matter because it does appear he did the absolute minimum required by the university. It appears his loyalty to a long-time assistant damaged his moral compass.

I'm not sure how I feel about sanctions, but I don't think I'd be too upset if significant sanctions were levied in a way that didn't punish current players. This is, arguably, the single largest scandal in the history of college athletics and dwarfs the scandals at UCLA, with Sam Gilbert, and SMU and the death penalty.

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