Originally Posted by InLebronWeTrust
Yeah, good thing the current football program's getting punished for nothing they did. They've already punished Paterno in more ways than one now. The scholarship thing punishes no one who was involved in Sandusky's scandal. I don't find it sensible to punish the current program by means of taking scholarships away. The media pressed for Paterno to be fired; it happened. They pressed for the statue to be taken down; it happened. They got thirteen years of wins taken away. Fine, that punishes Paterno from a very biased Freeh report.
Why punish the current program with no affiliates to the scandal by means of scholarships?
Because part of the purpose of the punishment is for it to be a deterrent for future wrongdoings. And the only way to stop schools is to hit the football program.
What is your hard on with scholarships? So the kids go to another Big Ten school. OMG! The poor penn state fans, your team will suck now.
No current players lost any scholarships, do you misunderstand the situation?