PENN STATE UNIVERSITY (NEWS10) — One university decided to honor a former icon, yet it had no business honoring him.
In fact, the school is only ‘Lion’ to itself in this week’s, “What’s on Rult’s Radar.”
What in the world was Penn State University thinking?
In case you missed it Saturday, the school commemorated the late Joe Paterno and the 50th anniversary of his first game and first victory, as the Nittany Lions head football coach.
PSU fans gave a standing ovation after one of the university’s videos played in Beaver Stadium.
But did the fans forget what happened just five years ago?
Paterno was fired for his negligent response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
And just a couple months back, unsealed court documents revealed allegations the coach knew about the whole thing as early as 1976.
Penn State’s student newspaper criticized the choice to honor Paterno saying the school needs “a reality check.”
PSU administrators wouldn’t even do interviews prior to the ceremony.
Doesn’t that say something?
The truth is Paterno’s statue has been removed and people in that town are trying to move on after the scandal tarnished the reputation of the school.
In my opinion, to see what happened inside that stadium on Saturday made me think state college was anything but ‘Happy Valley’, as it’s been dearly nicknamed.
Instead, I thought, miserable existence.