count2infinity wrote:Pitt87 wrote:They are not extraordinary, and they were not 'levied'; Penn State accepted their penalty. It was the right thing to do, regardless of the veracity of the report, because Penn State is guilty of harboring a rapist. Had the NCAA dug deeper, it could be found to be guilty of harboring MULTIPLE rapists, as the allegations seem to indicate.
Penn State did not accept the penalty. The president alone accepted the penalty with much scrutiny from the BOT, the rest of the university, and the community.
The President that did not have the authority to agree to that expenditure without the approval of the board of trustees, which has still not voted that authority. And in doing so violated one of the Freeh recommendations for oversight!
I think this situation turns out quite differently in the media if ANYONE from Penn State had led (or even just defended themselves) in November 2011. I think Spanier would have handled things way better than Erickson, but I understand why he was forced out. I think this was one of the BOT's first mistakes, as that, followed by the Paterno filing, sealed their guilt in the public mind, no matter how far from the truth that was.
This mess won't truly be over until EVERY member of the 11/11 Board of Trustees is gone. But even when they get thrown out, as two Trustees who lost re-election attempts this year, they bring them back as trustees emeritus!