Penn State alum compares NCAA sanctions to 9/11

Penn State alum Tom Price, of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, spoke to a reporter from WNEP channel 16 and when asked about the NCAA sanctions handled down to Penn State for concealing facts concerning the long-time sexual abuse of children, he compared it to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Seriously, he equated the reduction in scholorships and a four-year ban from the post-season to the attacks that killed close to 3,000 people.

From WNEP:

Tom Price is a Penn State grad and both are die-hard football fans. They have been to almost every home game since 1986.

They watched the news Monday of the sanctions against their school with heavy hearts.

“I just can’t put my arms around it, it’s, to me, it was our 9/11 today. I just saw planes crashing into towers,” said Tom Price.

Wow, just wow. Wasn’t 9/11 their 9/11? And to think Flight 93 even went down in Pennsylvania.

It’s hard to feel sorry for Penn State fans and alumni when one of their own gets on regional TV and says something as utterly stupid as that.

8 thoughts on “Penn State alum compares NCAA sanctions to 9/11”

    1. Just the other day I went round and round with a (former) Facebook friend over this “controversy.” He had been posting a lot of irrational crap the last few weeks and I never left any comments. That is, until he posted that since the university was removing that stupid statue, the Penn State library that Paterno donated $3 million to should be burned to the ground.

      Seriously, he was calling for a library to be burned down.

      I just don’t get people like this. It’s one thing to be infatuated with a person because you think they are wonderful, it’s quite another thing to continue worshiping this person even after finding out what a total self-centered hypocrite they really were.

      Joe Paterno was a terrible human being. I think most people now know that. Some are just too stubborn to admit the truth and instead, insist on doubling down on the stupid.

    1. Just the other day I went round and round with a (former) Facebook friend over this “controversy.” He had been posting a lot of irrational crap the last few weeks and I never left any comments. That is, until he posted that since the university was removing that stupid statue, the Penn State library that Paterno donated $3 million to should be burned to the ground.

      Seriously, he was calling for a library to be burned down.

      I just don’t get people like this. It’s one thing to be infatuated with a person because you think they are wonderful, it’s quite another thing to continue worshiping this person even after finding out what a total self-centered hypocrite they really were.

      Joe Paterno was a terrible human being. I think most people now know that. Some are just too stubborn to admit the truth and instead, insist on doubling down on the stupid.

    1. Just the other day I went round and round with a (former) Facebook friend over this “controversy.” He had been posting a lot of irrational crap the last few weeks and I never left any comments. That is, until he posted that since the university was removing that stupid statue, the Penn State library that Paterno donated $3 million to should be burned to the ground.

      Seriously, he was calling for a library to be burned down.

      I just don’t get people like this. It’s one thing to be infatuated with a person because you think they are wonderful, it’s quite another thing to continue worshiping this person even after finding out what a total self-centered hypocrite they really were.

      Joe Paterno was a terrible human being. I think most people now know that. Some are just too stubborn to admit the truth and instead, insist on doubling down on the stupid.

    1. Just the other day I went round and round with a (former) Facebook friend over this “controversy.” He had been posting a lot of irrational crap the last few weeks and I never left any comments. That is, until he posted that since the university was removing that stupid statue, the Penn State library that Paterno donated $3 million to should be burned to the ground.

      Seriously, he was calling for a library to be burned down.

      I just don’t get people like this. It’s one thing to be infatuated with a person because you think they are wonderful, it’s quite another thing to continue worshiping this person even after finding out what a total self-centered hypocrite they really were.

      Joe Paterno was a terrible human being. I think most people now know that. Some are just too stubborn to admit the truth and instead, insist on doubling down on the stupid.

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