Letters: Penn State blame too harsh

A statue of former Penn State head football A statue of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno was taken down after a report that he and other officials hushed up child sex abuse allegations. (July 19, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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Your editorial not only endorses the draconian measures against Penn State but actually suggests that the punishment is too light ["Penn State deserved more," Editorial, July 24]. Where is the concern that the punishment brush painted and smeared the innocent, rather than just the few who caused and enabled these heinous crimes?

Innocent student-athletes in sports that produce no revenue, as well as the football players, students and thousands of alumni, will all suffer collateral damage.

Ed Goldstein, Baiting Hollow

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Isn't it wonderful that the NCAA can just wave its wand and eliminate football victories? I think Russia acted that way when its leaders thought something was bad press for their country.

Townsend Anschutz, Sayville

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