Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!The Freeh report
was released about the Penn State football scandal. Such a shame that a prestigious university would decide that athletics profits and reputation was worth more than stopping child abuse. What kind of grown men pride their jobs so much that the knowingly ignore a decade of sexual abuse? Who could go to their job every day with that on their conscience and continue the program? Even when the first evidence of the scandal came out last year, Joe Paterno was complicit and tried to hide it, tried to protect the football program. What ever happened to an honest and open apology? Accepting fault and blame when blame is rightfully due? Are we so heartless and football fanatics that we sacrifice our sanity and the safety of our children in the name of friday night lights? Lord have His Mercy!
As a sports fan this is disgusting. I have always disagreed with the corruption and politics of Division I college athletics, this only further pushes me away. They rob athletes while generating billions of dollars, they rob a lot of schools of funding which should be prioritised for academics (only a handful of big schools' athletics are profitable, the rest cut into the general fund for their budgets), and now they are so greedy for that money machine that grown men loose all sense of their minds and support a child molester for over a decade? Two janitors at Penn State witnessed a sexual abuse incident, and were too scared of the monolithic football program to alert authorities, defending their own cowardly actions by saying, "football runs this university."
This all makes me so upset. I pray God resolve this issue, but Americans have had enough problems with where our priorities are, now, this is just another symbol of that. Sports has enough problems with gambling, corruption, politics, misogyny, abuse, violence, drugs, etc etc, and now child molestation? Lord have His Mercy!!
I just might have to walk away from sport for awhile.