*Jordi, I’ll post my actual post later, just thought this was important.*
We’ve talked about how to act morally, ethically, or any way you want to call acting fair and oftentimes we’re talking about salaries or outsourcing and its effects. But sometimes stories come out that remind you how big the ramifications can be and maybe hits a little closer to home.
I don’t really want to summarize the story (and I apologize if you’ve heard a lot about this already), but two of the most high profile administrators at Penn State have been charged with perjury in relation to a former assistant football coach getting charged with 40 counts of some of the most heinous crimes on the books. Here’s the link to the front page of today’s Harrisburg Patriot-News, which I believe gives a great analysis into the whole terrible situation. While it should be said, there is the innocent until proven guilty, but this whole case seems to center around what someone’s moral obligation is to society, not necessarily their legal obligation.
In addition to whatever the alleged victims have/are going through, the side story is its affect on Joe Paterno, their legendary football coach, and the university as a whole. JoePa and Penn State has had a sterling reputation in a sport not known for the cleanest of characters. It’s truly sad how one possible (albeit, what looks to be a huge one) lapse in judgement, may bring that to the ground.
- Should Joe Paterno Survive Penn State’s Child Sex Scandal? (newsfeed.time.com)