A college football Saturday that was supposed to be one of the season's best was marred by some awful news regarding Penn State. Former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has been charged with many child sex abuse felonies, athletic director Tim Curley has been charged with perjury and legendary coach Joe Paterno has been found to have known about at least one of Sandusky's alleged on-campus actions.
It's not at all easy to write anything about this, especially since it involves perhaps the closest thing to a saint college football has ever had. But reaction from throughout college football media has been consistent: this is horrible, and everyone is to blame.
@Matt_HayesSN I had to stop reading Sandusky charges. Disgusting, disturbing. It's obvious entire athletic department (and JoePa) is complicit.
@PeteThamelNYT This Penn State grand jury report is the most revolting thing I've ever seen while covering college sports. Period.
@bomani_jones ncaa was in ohio st's craw for not reporting free tattoos. we're talking about unreported on-campus child molestation at penn st.
@MattZemek_CFN Do you agree that SMU should have received the death penalty, or that Miami should soon receive it? If so, PSU must receive the same. Simple
@GaryParrishCBS FYI: You report crimes to police, not athletic officials. Joe Pa taking it to AD and then letting it go isn't good enough for me or most.
@usfvoodoo5 I assume after what ESPN did to Ohio State, every Outside the Lines for the next 20 years will cover this Penn State debacle.
@colin_dunlap There is blood on your hands, Joe Paterno. If you've been told an employee of yours molested a boy(s), you call the police. Immediately.
@ESPNDari These allegations against former Penn State DC Jerry Sandusky are awful. Man I hope this isn't true. U can google story. Man oh man.
And, from a Penn State fan who had to prepare himself just to read the grand jury report, the reaction that feels much like mine:
@runthedive God damn it.
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