Do you remember how funny it was when the U.S. vice president could not spell potato?
He also said something else — that if we shot half the lawyers it would be good for the country. Maybe not so funny but after listening, ad nauseam, to the barristers for or against Penn State, the NCAA and/or individuals (dead or alive) it seems like an idea with merit.
It is not likely to happen, I suggest a less lethal and less costly solution.
I propose a mini-Camp David summit where former Sen. George Mitchell brings together the Penn State president and the NCAA president, with only a staff member or so each and no lawyers to negotiate an end to the ridiculous display of power, ego and greed.
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Both parties could quickly agree that the Freeh investigation was inadequate, lacking in needed information and certainly not meeting the needs of either party in formulating responsible policy actions.
From that point, negotiations could result in a round of public apologies, financial indemnification as warranted and a final joint statement strongly supporting amateurism in collegiate sports and their combined efforts to root out criminal conduct in collegiate athletics
I leave it to readers to decide whether a guy who couldn’t spell potato could be right about lawyers.