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  • fiatlvx
    6:27pm - Tue Sep 04th, 2012
    Zero tolerance should be the Core Value
    As a victim of sexual abuse when I was a child, I am appalled by you lack of awareness and sensitivity towards the blantant Penn State coverup. The university, alumni, and townfolk defended that monster (sandusky). They should have lost football for 10 years. That way, the culture of defending our football team -no matter the issue- would have been erased.

    When will there be zero tolerance? Who cares about football? Our children's safety is what is needed. You defending students right to party at a football game and to snicker while singing "hands touching you" only lampoons such crimes. You, sir, need to re-evaluate your Core Values.
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  • fiatlvx
    6:28pm - Tue Sep 04th, 2012
    Zero Tolerance is a Core Value
    As a victim of sexual abuse when I was a child, I am appalled by you lack of awareness and sensitivity towards the blantant Penn State coverup. The university, alumni, and townfolk defended that monster (sandusky). They should have lost football for 10 years. That way, the culture of defending our football team -no matter the issue- would have been erased.

    When will there be zero tolerance? Who cares about football? Our children's safety is what is needed. You defending students right to party at a football game and to snicker while singing "hands touching you" only lampoons such crimes. You, sir, need to re-evaluate your Core Values.
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  • DebGreene
    9:31pm - Tue Sep 04th, 2012
    Penn State
    Penn State NCAA sanctions were unprecidented. Penn State crimes were unprecidented.
    Penn State paid and agreed with an independent investigation of the coverup of Mr. Sandusky's crimes. This coverup went all the way to the top and included Mr. Paterno.
    As to the restrictions of playing certain songs at Penn State events, on the surface it appears to be extreme.
    However, as a long time local collegiate fan, I suggest maybe it is not so extreme.
    I have heard many not so classy songs and chants by the Univeristy of Maryland basketball fans. Let us not forget the many infamous moments from the University of Virginia Pep band. Then there was the hideous chants and remarks made by ACC fans at Maryland games directed at D. J. Strawberry a few years age. Yes, the perfect Duke fans participated.
    Let the new Penn State start their own new traditions. Penn State starts anew. They have great students, fans, and a brand new administration. They will succeed. The only way to suceed after such adversity is to start anew. I am on their side.
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