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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) Credit: AP

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

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