Originally Posted by Bill
Frankly, unless there is a housecleaning of every school official who was directly or indirectly part of the program during the time these abuses took place, there will continue to be a loud outcry that the university didn't do enough to show their loathing for what took place AND their immense sorrow & regret for what happened to the victims.
And for a proud school like Penn State, the sooner this is behind them, the better.
Its going to be hard to put this behind them. Even if they do clean house completely but don't get the death penalty, there will be a vocal group of people still fighting for the end of PSU football.
If the PSU leaders put in place to move forward are smart, they would make it that all PSU tickets from all sporting events, all PSU merchandise, and all profit made by athletic department sales have a portion of the profit donated to child protection groups. Say 25% of all athletic department sales go to whatever organization is out there. Not just a one time event for each sport this season. Not a one time event for each sport every season. Every sale for the foreseeable future.
To be honest, I don't think PSU can ever put it in the past. They will have to always be an advocate for child protection from here on out. Child protection awareness at all events. Programs having warning signs of a endangered child somewhere in it. Permanent posting throughout the campus sporting event avenues. They won't be able to move on. They will have to become almost like an advocacy group themselves.
The old leaders of PSU was part of the problem. The new leaders of PSU will have to become part of the solution.