Opiate of America — Penn State Edition

Nothing much else to add to this video. Penn State hit with crippling fine:

The NCAA has hit Penn State with a $60 million sanction, a four-year football postseason ban and a vacation of all wins dating to 1998, the organization said Monday morning. The career record of Joe Paterno will reflect these vacated records, the NCAA said.

Penn State also must reduce 10 initial and 20 total scholarships each year for a four-year period.

Someone get the NCAA a copy of Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime, and Complicity, immediately. It’s not just the sordid canonization of Joe Paterno and the primarily white student body of Penn State — the opiate is on every campus. It runs deep at the University of Nebraska, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Miami, Florida State University, and every Southeastern Conference (SEC) member school.

There’s a reason Bane started his “revolution” in the movie The Dark Knight Rises at a football game.



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