Penn State President Eric Barron recently expressed consternation that “Nobody gets to see Penn State. They get to see Sandusky.”
Gee, I wonder why.
Since July 2012 Barron and his predecessor, Rodney Erickson, along with the board of trustees, have refused to stand up and refute the following allegations from the Freeh report:
That Penn State disregarded “the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims”; that the university “empowered Sandusky to attract potential victims ... to avoid the consequences of bad publicity, concealed critical facts relating to Sandusky’s child abuse”; and granted Sandusky “license to bring boys to campus facilities for grooming.”s
If Barron is not willing to refute these incendiary remarks, why on earth would he expect everyone to just “move along”?
He and those to whom he is beholden have squandered hundreds of millions of dollars of Penn State’s resources to prevent the truth from being revealed.
Hiding the real truth appears to have been the plan from Day 1. As Chairman Keith Masser stated in his sworn deposition of November 2014: “My expectation was that Penn State’s own internal investigation would prevent the NCAA (and other organizations) from doing their investigation. … We were trying to keep them from doing their own investigation.”
Burying the truth under millions of dollars and under the corpse of Penn State’s reputation is not an acceptable route to “moving on.”
Barron’s whining is disgusting. He should stop complaining or step aside.