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Lessons I learned watching Penn State operate during a crisis

Lessons I learned from Penn State:

If you are a legendary Defensive Coordinator who also happens to be a pederast and all around sicko f**k, you're allowed to indulge on your alleged sick fantasies as long as it is alleged and that you indulge off campus.  Until you are properly and formally prosecuted, you may keep your access to campus offices, weight rooms, and showers, and whatever facility that will get you all sweaty and worked up.

If you are a Graduate Assistant and you witnessed a heinous rape of a young boy at the hands of a legendary sicko f**k on a campus facility, and you have called Daddy and Daddy told you to inform the the head coach, and you have given an eyewitness account to the head coach's superiors, and you have seen NOTHING done with those superior's actions to the matter, and you did not call the police, and you have given the DA your account of what you witnessed many years later, you...you are allowed to keep your job and coach the team on a nationally televised game.

If you are the VP of campus police operations, a basically no-name generic University official with a lantern jaw and a mustache, and you have heard an eyewitness account of a heinous rape of a young boy at the hands of a legendary sicko f**k on your jurisdiction, and you have heard previous alleged monstrous acts performed by the same individual, and you did not call the real police, and you said nothing for years, and you are indicted on perjury charges by the DA's office, you...you are allowed to retire under your own terms.

If you are the Athletic Director, if your name is actually "Curley", and you are the superior to a legendary sicko f**k, and a superior to a legendary head coach, and you hear an eyewitness account of a heinous rape of a young boy at the hands of your subordinate, and you told no one, and you did not investigate who the identity of the boy is, and you continue to schedule Eastern Michigan and Akron and Temple on the football schedule while not calling the police about the heinous rape, and you continue to allow the sicko f**k on campus with a stipulation that he cannot bring children on to campus with him, and you act as if that stipulation was actually worth a moral damn, and you did not notify the charity that he operates, and you did not notify the Child Welfare service, and you are indicted on perjury charges by the DA's office, you...you are allowed to take a paid administrative leave with Penn State paying for your legal counsel.  

If you are the University President, and you have heard three separate incidents of deviant sexual behavior by a legendary sicko f**k on your campus, and you did not call the police, and you have given "unconditional support" for the AD and VP of campus police operations, and you have ordered a legendary head coach not to speak, and you have used 19th century washboards and bicycle horns as musical instruments, and you have performed said instruments in public, and you have embarrassed yourself with your lack of leadership during one of the worst crisis in the history of American universities, and the Board of Trustees has given you a vote of no confidence, you...you are allowed to resign on your own terms.

If you are the University Board of Trustees, and you have heard of the DA's investigation into a heinous rape of a young boy long ago, and that some of you have kept information from other trustee members while trying to dictate the terms and date of the conversation til Thursday (today), which only enraged your fellow trustee members even more, which created discord amongst your ranks like a certain Penn State blog, and you have passed judgement on fellow university employees without waiting for the facts to come in, and you have issued a press release asking everyone else not to pass judgement until all the facts are in, and you have handed a pink slip to a legendary head coach via courier and teleconferencing, and you have issued a press conference on said controversial matter late at night without thinking that the university body, which consists largely of disillusioned college students, may erupt into a mindless mob because you forgot the love they have for the dismissed football coach, because you showed no love for the same coach by passing judgement on him because you couldn't face the public pressure from the media, and you basically have no leadership at all, you...you are allowed to keep your positions on the board.

Lastly:

If you are a legendary head coach, and you have earned accolades too long to list here, and you have released a piss poor press statement probably written by a University lawyer,  and you wanted to correct that by releasing a better statement OUTSIDE of university approval, a statement that ADMITTED you could have done more, that you should have done more, and you appear to want to come clean about this whole mess, and you wanted to tell the press personally about your side of the story but you were silenced, and you addressed the students personally, and you addressed them way past your bed time, and you addressed them beside your weeping wife, you...YOU ARE FIRED!

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