Penn State Sanctions – “What Does It Solve?” [NoeBrainer]
For anybody who has uttered the ridiculous phrase "what does it solve" regarding Penn State's heavy punishment, please watch this video.
What does it solve? Really? I can't believe that I've heard this phrase from so many people regarding Penn State's punishment that was handed down by the NCAA. Because the powers that be at Penn State (Joe Paterno, Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz, and Tim Curley) covered for that dirtbag Jerry Sandusky, the school was hit with major sanctions.
Penn State received a $60 million fine, a 4-year football postseason ban, and the reduction of 10 initial and 20 total scholarships each year for a four-year period. Penn State is also forced to vacate all wins from 1998-2011 due to Joe Paterno's knowledge and lack of action. Paterno’s career record will now reflect the vacated wins. He has 298 career wins instead of a record 409 wins. Ouch.
Many people have said "what does it solve" regarding the stiff punishments. What does it solve? Nothing, but that's the wrong way to judge this situation. What did it solve for Jerry Sandusky to be hauled off to prison? It kept him off the streets but it didn't solve everything. It didn't right the wrongs that were done. If you want to disagree with the sanctions that were handed down by the NCAA, go ahead. Just don't build a weak argument by saying, "What does is solve?" No punishment solves everything.
Brian Noe is the Brand Manager at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY. Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3 pm ET on WTMM.