Rob Rogers by Rob Rogers

Rob Rogers

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  1. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, about 9 hours ago

    I often say, Always ask if a school story would even be a story, if the school were not a state school.

    I concede: this one is both private & state.

    On the other hand, what does the NCAA have to do with education? I admit there’s significant fundraising, but come on! That’s the business side, not education. Pay the athletes.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    @Nos Nevets

    There may be significant fund raising, but it goes towards paying outrageous salaries for school administration and coaches while interfering with the athletes’ education.

    I remember when a state college near me replaced the college president and half of the coaching staff after a continuing cheating and grade fixing scandal. The new president created controversy by DARING to decree that in addition to his “zero tolerance” for cheating, athletes had to maintain a C+ minimum grade average. Coaches complained that expecting the players to study would cut into their practice time. God forbid they get a proper education.

    I say that collegiate sports be limited to those who declare a sports major in which they understand they have a limited expectation of receiving a proper education.

  3. ntgg

    ntgg said, about 4 hours ago

    CHEAP SHOT- OLD jOE REPORTED TO THE AUTHORITIES WHAT HE KNEW AS SOON AS HE KNEW IT…..it was the school authorities that tried to sweep it under the rug. Give me one reason why Joe was a bad guy instead of perhaps just too old of a guy and I will reconsider.

  4. Rebel Strike

    Rebel Strike said, about 4 hours ago

    @ntgg

    Indeed. Paterno was required to do three things:
    #1: Confront the homosexual face-to-face about the molestation.
    #2: Report it to university authorities.
    #3: Report it to the local police.
    Paterno did 1 & 2, the only thing he did not do was 3. Since the Penn State president and higher-ups chose to sat on it, they bear more blame than does Paterno. This will probably not go away for some time, just like BBC and the Jimmy Savile scandal.

  5. Arthur Adams

    Arthur Adams GoComics PRO Member said, 20 minutes ago

    @Rebel Strike

    And having heard ill spoken of their blessed patron, Paterno the Winning, the congregants of the Cathedral of St. Joe af Pennsylvania rush to defend his sanctity.

    I don’t give a flying flip who he reported it to; if they didn’t act, he should have kept talking till someone did act. This isn’t a small financial issue discovered by a low-level accountant at Penn State; this is rape of children and a man who was one of the most powerful and respected men in the state. He could have gone to Child Protective Services, he could have called the police, he could have contacted the press, but the old coward cared more about a game than he did about kids.

    His death made me think one thing: I hope there’s a hell, so he can burn there.

  6. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 19 minutes ago

    @Rebel Strike

    ^ Sandusky was a pedophile, not a homosexual.

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