What They’re Saying About the Penn State Deal
Earlier today, the NCAA and the state of Pennsylvania reached a deal that restores all 112 wins vacated in the of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The late Joe Paterno had 111 wins restored in the agreement, which once again makes him the all-time winningest coach in major college football history.
The Paterno family released a statement in the wake of the ruling. Here is a part of it:
Today is a great victory for everyone who has fought for the truth in the Sandusky tragedy. The repeal of the consent decree and the return of the wins to the University and Joe Paterno confirm that the NCAA and the Board of Trustees acted prematurely and irresponsibly in the unprecedented sanctions the NCAA imposed on the University, the players, coaches and the community.
This case should always have been about the pursuit of the truth, not the unjust vilification of the culture of a great institution and the scapegoating of coaches, players and administrators who were never given a chance to defend themselves.
Here are more reactions to the news.
So happy for the Paterno family to have JoePa get his 409 wins back and reclaim his spot as winning-est coach in NCAA football history!
— Russell Bader (@RussellBader) January 16, 2015
No decision has been made on the restoration of the Joe Paterno statue and one is not imminent
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) January 16, 2015
As I've said: NCAA is now scared to death of P5 programs like Penn State and Paterno still has many friends out there. This is the result.
— Steve Luhm (@sluhm) January 16, 2015
P5 means a “Power Five” conference — like the Big Ten, Penn State’s conference.
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) January 16, 2015
After the NCAA found that Reggie Bush took money while attending USC, the NCAA issued heavy sanctions against the university’s football program. Bush later voluntary vacated the Heisman Trophy he won in 2005; the award now has no winner.
in light of the ncaa's recent announcement regarding joe paterno's wins, netflix has announced the cosby show is available for live steaming
— CK (@cranekicker) January 16, 2015
For Penn State's next trick, they should put up a statue of Paterno with a blindfold.
— Dave Levy (@levydr) January 16, 2015
— Greg and Them (@gregorygreens) January 16, 2015
Extremely vocal contingent of Penn State fan base clamoring for Franklin's ouster, Paterno statue to be named new head coach.
— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) January 16, 2015
Paterno having his wins taken away was dumb from the start. That being said, he’s dead, so what has he done to warrant getting them back
— Sean not Seen (@SMH122) January 16, 2015
.@Pontifex When's the Joe Paterno canonization?
— Mat (@NotoriousRED_) January 16, 2015
Our sign has had makeover!! pic.twitter.com/82LAddG8BV
— Café 210 West (@Cafe210West) January 16, 2015
— The Onion (@TheOnion) January 16, 2015
And there was one amazing typo.