I should probably be a more ambivalent person and see the "big picture" here but sorry folks, it is just not in me right now. Silas Redd, Khairi Fortt, and the other defectors from Penn State deserve no credit or praise for jumping ship during a time of crisis. I value loyalty as much as trustworthiness or bravery and I see none of those values being displayed by these "players." If any of these guys had been injured and unable to play for any reason, Penn State (and Joe Paterno) would have stood by them and maintained their scholarships which would amount to a Penn State education for a lot less than most pay. We invested well over $100,000 for our two kids to attend Penn State. For these players to walk away from their commitments to Penn State, their team mates and the community is another ugly phase of this whole process. Where is the %#^&@*@ing loyalty, gentlemen? You would still receive television exposure and if you are talented enough, that big, fat contract to the NFL. ( Don't get me started.) Go on, and don't let the door hit you on the way out.Oh, and if there is such a thing as Karma, you best watch your backs. Injuries on the field can be just as devastating in sunny southern California as anywhere.
To the Penn State faithful: Jerry Sandusky is mentally ill, and of the people who run Penn State, there is still a group of self serving administrators and board members who still have a lot for which they need to answer. (See: Tom Corbett, Terry Engelder and their gas drilling friends who are fracking the hell out out Pennsylvania's ecosystems.)
Should the NCAA have allowed Penn State players to abandon their commitments to their scholarships and accept one at another school with the ability to play immediately?
YES (205 votes)
NO (233 votes)
438 total votes