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I put the Penn State officials in the same category as the bishops or others in the Catholic Church who, knowledgeable of what was going on, sought to shore up their own interests over those of the alleged victims of the crimes. They've failed at the most basic human level, to protect those unable to protect themselves. Their actions are morally and ethically reprehensible. The law may hold they bear no legal culpability; if so, the law needs to be changed.

What especially sickens me about the Penn State story is that anyone could be so motivated to turn the cheek all in the name of sports and the money it engenders.