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I don’t understand why officials at Penn State University (PSU) decided to cover up the alleged sexual crimes against children. But, could it be that there is a “community of pederasts in this university and that covering up these allegations was for their own survival?  I still don’t think the firing of longtime coach Joe Paterno is enough punishment for Penn State.  The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) should suspend Penn State University from participating in any sporting event until the investigation into coach Jerry Sandusky’s conduct with boys and the cover up that followed is completed.

Why are advertisers still willing to pay to place their commercials on Penn State University football games?  This baffles me.

I understand the outrage felt by the student body after the board of trustees cravenly fired coach Joe Paterno.  He had already announced he would resign after the end of the season.  Unable to leave on his own terms, he said:  “I am disappointed with the board of trustees’ decision, but I have to accept it.  A tragedy occurred, and we all have to have patience to let the legal process proceed. I appreciate the outpouring of support but want to emphasize that everyone should remain calm and please respect the university, its property and all that we value.”

As the investigation of the child sexual assault charges leveled at former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky continues to widen.   It is still unclear how many victims will come forward.

The alleged pederast and football coach assaulted eight boys for over 15 years.

It is feared that dozens of people knew about Sandusky’s alleged sexual assaults and kept quiet.  Staff on the Penn State police force, the state Department of Public Welfare, the district attorney, and staff The Second Mile, Sandusky’s charity for at risk youth, all possibly knew of and were covering up his crimes.

Here’s a letter from the President of PSU promising a commitment to transparency in this case.  The tainted university is trying to move forward.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Message From Penn State President Rodney Erickson

Dear Penn State community,

This note is the first of many that you will receive from me as Penn State’s president. I will be sending emails periodically as part of my promise to you to provide meaningful and timely updates.

Today I am outlining my promise to the Penn State community, which includes the naming of an ethics officer and a commitment to transparency as the University moves forward.

Right now, the nation’s eyes are upon us, looking at where we will go from here. Many of you already are representing this University’s high standards for honesty and integrity. It is imperative that every member of our community model the best that Penn State has to offer as we begin to rebuild the confidence and trust that has been shaken this past week.

Please join me in this effort to rebuild our community. Below, you will find my promise to all of you. (more)