Originally Posted by WV Cowboy
I condem nobody. I have no clue who all was/is at fault.
I am only going on what I read happened.
Obviously I was not there, ever. I only know what I read. And honestly I have not read very jot and tittle on this.
But I just cannot believe that they randomly punished people without just cause, .. other than the colleteral damage which I tried to point out with my "completely and utterly absurd" analogy.
That's the problem with the instant gratification of today's society. People were in an uproar, the NCAA, or more correctly Mark Emmert, knew that people would laud them for acting. The truth be damned. Now that the truth is slowly filtering out, no one cares, their mind's already been made up.
It's a fascinating tale of political corruption, a rush to judgment, an NCAA power play...everything from a former judge doing things a first year knows is unacceptable and breaking laws(see Cynthia Baldwin), a State AG delaying action until after his Governor election, railroading Sandusky (not referring to his guilt but his trial) to get it out of the headlines, news outlets sitting on the story until after an important victory, ESPN power brokers deciding the outcome before they knew any facts...
There's several studies that show people seldom change their opinions, regardless of new information. The media plays on this and can get away with anything. You seem to remember what you thought you read or heard but are having trouble pointing to specifics. That's not a slam on you but rather a damnation of everyone because we all do it.