We are Penn State
The sanctions handed down this morning by the NCAA are not all there is for Penn State. The Big Ten has now tacked on its own penalties: Penn State will not be getting any of the conference’s bowl revenue for the next four years, an amount estimated to total $13 million. That money will instead go to “established charitable organizations in Big Ten communities dedicated to the protection of children.” Also, Penn State will be ineligible for the Big Ten championship game for the next four seasons.
More fittingly, Joe Paterno’s puppet coachhood from 1998 to 2011 no longer exists. I guess he was “retroactively retired.”
Paterno Family backspin was immediate and delusional as always:
The sanctions announced by the NCAA today defame the legacy and contributions of a great coach and educator without any input from our family or those who knew him best.
Hey Paterno family: That is exactly the point. YOU (and your PR firm) do not get to define his legacy. He fucked up. Vacating his wins since 1998? That is karmic justice, because he has not been a real coach since then. For the last 10 years at least, PSU has blatantly protected the falsehood of Joe as coach, or indulged him in doing so, because 409 was withing reach. Guess what, bitches. Joe is back to no. 12 and Eddie Robinson is No. 1, right about where things shoud be.