First - I don't think any past players were involved so to vacate those victories seems to punish the wrong group.
The INVESTIGATION tarnished Joe Pa's legacy, taking the victories away seems "empty" to me.
The $60M fine is laughable as many Universities can raise this type of cash quickly. but it was the Administration that "covered this up". They gave Paterno a contract with retirement bennys to comfort him when he retired and took care of his wife. They bought Paterno off in a way. They should be punished more harshly. If they "hid" this and have their benefactors pay the fines they are capable of hiding even more be it girls sports, perhaps academic cheating?
I'm not sure if the NCAA can do this but I would have cleaned house at PSU's administrative offices. The buck stops there. Their actions betray the trust of everyone at PSU - students, faculty, alumni and parents of students who must wonder if their son or daughter is safe at the university. I would like to think that had a big beefy defensive end from some small town in the midwest had seen Sandusky dong what he did that the student would take care of it then and there, by beating the crap outta Sandusky. THEN going public with the allegations and investigation.
But it seems like it was bottom up punishment instead of top down.
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