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July 23, 2012 Poll Results

Is the punishment handed out to the Penn State football program severe enough?

Yes 68% 154 votes
No 31% 72 votes
Total: 226 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


July 24, 2012
5:17 a.m.

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The harshest punishment was meted out to the Paterno family via the removal of JOPAS statue,his name off a bldg. and the expunging of his most wins by a coach record. This really sends it on home to them. For all their money, and the colleges, cannot buy back his reputation nor that record. He may still have that record in the mind of purists, but it will be asterisked and tainted in the minds of many. These 3 things I believe were what the family had hoped would live on as a reminder of JOPAs accomplishments. Now they are to be but a fading memory and not the lasting one the family/allumni so cherished.

July 24, 2012
3:20 p.m.

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It was a very harsh punishment for the school and the Paterno family. But I believe it was appropriate. Any college who thouugt the NCAA would just slap Penn State's wrist now know otherwise.

July 24, 2012
7:52 p.m.

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They haven't taken the Paterno name off the library and I think that should remain. He donated millions to the school and I think having his name on a building not associated with sports is fine. As for the rest of what the NCAA did I'm fine with it. They knew what they were doing when they sheltered the molester; they took a risk when they did it. Now they're paying the cost and will for a long time.

July 25, 2012
10:07 p.m.

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It may not have been the library his name was removed from, which I clearly did not state it was. However there was a bldg. on campus that did have the name removal. It was somewhat fleeting on the news. Will try to track it down and provide an update.

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