Since the findings of the Sandusky scandal and trial, the Freeh report and the NCAA report, there can be no argument that the tragedies that occurred at Penn State is indeed, as stated by the NCAA, the most egregious in the history of college sports and perhaps ranks among the worst in all of college history.
The utter failure of Penn State's leadership is indisputable.
In addition to Graham Spanier, Gary Schultz, Tim Curley and Joe Paterno, the Board of Trustees also shares accountability in this historic failure.
With the exception of the newly elected trustees, all remaining trustees should resign their position immediately. If they are unwilling to resign, they should be forcibly removed.
I will encourage my state legislators to demand the removal of the Board of Trustees.
If necessary, funding from the state taxpayers - the true owners - should be withheld from the university to compel the complete and necessary purging of the entire leadership group that participated in the culture that allowed the continued heinous abuse of children and absolute destruction of the reputation of Penn State.
There is no recompense to mend the pain and suffering of the victims. But a thorough and complete cleaning of house would certainly be a significant step in the direction of prevention.
I encourage the staff of the Mirror and area readers to join me in the demand for the dismissal of the Penn State Board of Trustees.