Get a load of her article on cnn opinion, and then let her know what you think–and she is a PSU graduate. I realize that everyone from Penn State doesn’t agree that their sanctions are too harsh, but really, this was beyond the pale!
Arguing that the NCAA overstepped its bounds and has no right to butt into this criminal case is ridiculous. That is the same type of legal-loophole thinking that Joe Paterno, Mike McQueary and other top officials who knew about Sandusky‘s behavior used when they “followed the letter of the law” and reported to their superiors that Sandusky may have done “something” to a boy in the shower that awful night in 1998. They reported this suspected rape to their bosses and then went home.
I am so proud to be a Penn State graduate and a believer in Penn State Football. This story from Oregon is another example of the kind of values that Penn State, Joe Paterno, and the rest of Happy Valley holds and has always held so dear. This is an example of why on Saturday afternoon in State College there are over 100,000 blue and white supporters swarming to State College.
At a time when Penn State University is taking a beating in the media and in the public eye, it’s easy to forget how much good is being done at the university. This story is about the special connection that a family from Happy Valley Oregon has with the PSU football players in Happy Valley Pennsylvania (State college, PA), but not for reasons you would think… The town names are strictly coincidence! The Willie family didn’t even have a thing to do with the school until 6 years ago, but now they make the trip back east 4 to 5 times a year just to support the charity that the PSU football team has chosen to support. The Willies continue to say thank you by sending hundreds of cards to the players every year. Click on the picture to view the video!