STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Nine months after being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys — a scandal that destroyed the once unimpeachable reputation of Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno — Jerry Sandusky is ag...
In the wake of the Penn State child abuse scandal, many in the media were outraged by the NCAA's decision to instantly vacate the university's win record from 1998 through 2011. As two ethicists with a combined 40+ years working in the trenches with organizations and their cultures, we'd like to offer the opposite view: the NCAA got it exactly right. What's needed at Penn State is a complete blood transfusion of good culture for bad.
How do we, as couch potatoes and armchair quarterbacks, know what a $60 million hit does to Penn State, or what a four-year Bowl ban will do to them, long term? Yes, the penalties are severe. Yes, they are harsh. Sure, Penn State may never recover on the field, but... would it have, anyway?
The man celebrated for being the first person to reach one million followers on the uber-popular micro-blogging service may have also been the first person to simultaneously piss off his over 8.2 million followers and cause him to take a break from the service.