Why Penn State should self-impose the death penalty

Nov 11, 2011, 5:31 PM | Updated: Jul 12, 2012, 9:35 am

By Michael Simeona

College football has long been an American tradition, but when one of the most shocking scandals hits one of its most storied programs, there are plenty of moral issues that arise with the importance sports has on our culture.

At Penn State University, football means everything. Over 107,000 loyal Nittany Lions fans attend each home game in Happy Valley, an annual ritual of the fall.

But after a Grand Jury report revealed allegations that former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexually molested young boys in the locker room, moral instinct took precedent over the storied image of Penn State football. University President Graham Spanier and athletic director Tim Curley were forced to resign, while legendary head football coach Joe Paterno was fired for refusing to resign himself.

Mike Salk explains why Penn State should self-impose the death penalty, considering football has become too important to the entire student body.

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