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No death penalty for Penn State

NCAA penalties rarely punish the guilty parties. Jack Bechta

Print This July 18, 2012, 04:00 PM EST

I think what the NCAA should do in this particular case is clean house of anyone at PSU who was in the chain of knowledge (of the activities of Sandusky and the independent laws of JoPa) and those empowered to act, those who looked the other way, and who did not take the appropriate actions and bar them from college athletics. Furthermore, it should let the program move on with some selective house cleaning of course as everyone involved has suffered enough. It should also take some revenues from the PSU football program for the next several years and use it for strengthening their investigation and enforcement arm.

Any agent, scout and/or college coach can tell you which schools, deep pocketed alumni, and/or college players are consistently cheating. All the evidence is in plain sight. Furthermore, an independent governing body is needed to oversee the NCAA, defend and champion the rights of student athletes and acknowledge that a multi-billion dollar industry which is wrapped in the tax free status of amateur athletics is big business that needs to have a system of checks and balances.

I’m not sure that anything done going forward from this point, including the death penalty to Penn State football, can do anything to heal the unthinkable pain and suffering of the Sandusky victims.

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