Miami Football Scandal (2011)

Should Penn State ban itself from bowl?

Don't need distraction

Chris Dufresne

Los Angeles Times

Yes, although it's a different case from Miami, which did the necessary thing in taking itself out of bowl consideration as part of a damage-control strategy. Current Miami players were involved in the Nevin Shapiro scandal.

Penn State players had nothing to do with the Jerry Sandusky case. But several members of the coaching staff, including interim head coach Tom Bradley, were longtime associates of Sandusky. No one is accusing them of any wrongdoing, but there are questions about what they knew, or should have known, about their former colleague.

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