New fallout from NCAA sanctions against Penn State
Fox News analyst Bernie Goldberg weighs in
- Duration 5:35
- Date Jul 24, 2012
Fox News analyst Bernie Goldberg weighs in
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You cannot not have had to be punishment that I just I'd -- that he would be this much I ask and -- look.
I'm gonna keep fighting like I'm speechless I don't I can't tell it like beyond this there's this everything is running through my hand like -- -- it happen.
Athletes aren't available on -- not just about -- than anybody else.
-- it's parabolic what just happened I didn't I was like.
Chicken that we're -- like watching it together and I -- the students here and I we just we didn't know how to react to that we're still like.
Shaken up and breaks my heart for what happenings candidate -- done.
But I'm I'm just rain that we can really use this to come together and move forward and make Tennessee and even got -- yeah.
I was -- reaction today at a Penn State to the NCAA is punishment.
For the college's handling of a child sex abuse scandal linked to the former assistant football coach Jerry sandusky among others.
Reports now say that the school's president.
Agreed to these severe sanctions in order to save the football program from being completely shut down the quote was we did what we thought was necessary.
To save the program we had our backs to the wall on that's.
Bernie Goldberg is a Fox News analyst.
There's been a lot of reaction in the wake of these sanctions announced yet yesterday by the NCAA sixty million dollar fine.
Bold program shut down for four years scholarships.
Cut back and -- Not be allowed to share in the thirteen million dollar bowl revenue that's per the Big Ten Conference and on and on the list goes.
Some online saying.
It was too severe given that none of the players did anything wrong your thoughts.
Well none of the players did anything wrong that's too bad there's also there's always fallout from stuff like this if it.
If somebody he is is.
A crime more or does something wrong or there's an ethical -- -- going to be innocent people.
Who also pay a price -- the problem.
At Penn State and so many other.
Schools -- big time college sports are so important is that.
The big time college sports often corrupt the university.
Look I understand why kids like on a football games on a Saturday afternoon it's fun no problem with that.
But too many schools and Penn State may not be one of them but it too many schools.
The corruption begins with accepting students to -- play basketball or football.
When they don't belong in college in the first place so they take courses like.
The history of recreation or wide as the ball bounce -- -- like that just so that they can stay eligible.
That that the very term student athlete to have a lot of schools is a joke.
That's the problem what when when sports becomes more important than everything else on campus a university professor.
A good 11 what does he make a 100000 may be maybe 200000 some schools.
A good a very important good coach makes three to five million dollars.
And -- coach makes a million dollars.
It's it's not a -- That's why something like this could happen.
Some have come out criticize the NCAA for being disingenuous in its outrage saying.
I'll they refer to the NC NCAA is.
President stated mark ever has in his state yesterday where he said football never again be placed ahead of educating nurturing and protecting young people.
And -- are always on his men really.
Yeah that's my response really.
It's gonna it's look as we speak.
Derek K and so who are taking who wore in school -- -- as I say don't belong there who are going to be taking ridiculous courses.
There -- kids as we speak -- probably getting paid under the table.
When we do stories -- real sports.
And HBO -- correspondent.
I'm cheating at a big time football program as we did in this past year.
We did hate mail from fans.
The fans there are no better.
Then the people who were doing the cheating in many cases.
I did a story when I was a correspondent at CBS news about the University of Nebraska football team.
Get this -- The star player on the team who later went on to the NFL dragged his girlfriend down three flights of stairs.
A -- -- first then dragged it out three flights of stairs and smashed her head into a mailbox at the bottom of the stairs.
The mailbox in the apartment building was crushed.
Because her head hit it.
They suspended the the football player which they had to do but they brought him back before the bowl game so I did a story about this I am not exaggerating one bit when I tell you.
That I was attacked relentlessly on sports talk radio which is understandable.
The Omaha newspaper the biggest newspaper in the state ran an editorial against me not other sports page -- editorial.
I -- church.
In church ministers.
Were doing sermons attacking me.
That's how important football is in a place like Nebraska okay.
And and went when it's that important when it's practically a religion not practically when it is -- A religion when they worship the coach and things like that.
Bad things -- gonna happen.
Sorry that's the way it goes and and and and it's gonna continue to happen despite.
The incredibly harsh -- but fair penalty imposed on Penn State.
And that's the sad reality Bernie Goldberg.
Thank you so much front.
Okay thanks -- And it.