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My next guest says the Penn State -- university child sex abuse and rape scandal puts other college football scandals and a perspective.
And that there's a danger in having a man of Joseph Paterno age with a autonomous power.
Joining me now is Peter -- foxsports.com.
College football contributor great to have you with us Peter great to hear this is.
Is you suggest this is -- and -- Tragedy and travesty.
It is I I can easily the worst the worst scandal ever.
In college football history.
Yeah you know when you -- in college sports and covering the game you tend to get.
Upset about scandals involving the NCAA and the regulations and.
You know Ohio State this -- had some players getting some free tattoos and we immediately said oh that's against NCA -- rules and Jim Tressel eventually stepped down for that some other allegations.
You have a story like that and then you have something like this where University of Miami at the university -- -- -- -- -- Nevin Shapiro hanger on campus taking kids to strip clubs and we said well they've got to be put on suspension.
I think it's -- like this and it's got such real world.
You know application where it's -- -- -- perspective is the NCAA.
Or their investigators now on the campus of in state university there's an investigation going on -- -- NCA issue at this point already it's much beyond that it but nobody -- that.
But this is this is such a such an atrocity.
With the copper up.
-- centered on a football program and I can imagine everyone who's ever attended Penn state university.
Is is sitting -- thinking what you this isn't really the program.
It is because the athletic director the the of the actual attempted rape took place in Penn State facilities.
What are your thoughts.
Yeah I mean Southern Methodist University has put on the death penalty in the mid eighties and again NCA -- -- there's nothing like this this one.
This guy had keys to the facilities this happened on the grounds that Penn State.
There were people within the department who knew.
And the cops were never you know they -- never alerted the authorities never told you have to say OK great I mean sure this is going to be -- that the authorities are gonna have to handle.
Well from a college football standpoint.
This Penn State play next either I don't know and this all happened with -- -- -- upon -- Saturday.
Why are they playing this sector great question -- I don't know and and they are -- the senior day so.
That's another analyst there are kids on -- Penn State team who have no idea about any of this who have not been affiliate -- -- Jerry sandusky he's not -- program since 1999.
They have played for years that their last home games -- -- about them.
And now this is a cloud of controversy.
Why are they playing though would be the right thing not to place.
This this is the you know these are all questions for Penn State's governing bodies.
And the governor.
Himself from for.
A pennsylvanians -- to answer but the first reflex of the Penn State.
Was to back up.
Everyone accused in this this is based arranged.
-- Because it is obviously that on the part of how many people we do not know.
But -- and then there's this assistant.
Look where it who witnessed.
The the -- rate of this ten year old -- And you know.
If he had not said something nothing right I take it would have been done.
So we need to be grateful to him for that well but for it for him not to have taken action is peculiar at the -- -- Try to put yourself in the shoes and it's hard to think anything other than what you would do is call the authorities so he's at 28 year old man and that's the key point.
He's not a kid walking in and -- the 28 year old man at the time walks in sees this horrific incident going on in front of his very eyes in the locker room.
What to do he calls his father.
Quinn's father says call Coach Paterno he'll take care of it he calls that turn out the next day -- tells the athletic director and -- pretty much ends there the authorities are never reached.
And it -- there and until he is actually testifying in put under the light.
Finally reveals that you know in this case and -- have to wonder.
Is it your sense of Penn state university is reaching out is -- its athletes it's athletic program reaching out to these victims.
Of this former defensive coordinator.
-- I don't know if they're actually reaching out themselves I think there are some different causes going on Twitter right now they're trying to raise awareness around this and they're -- outrage obviously.
But a few of them they were out there yesterday saying you know it's a shame that Coach paternal authority responsible for the -- and then.
-- -- industry thanks very much.
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