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Penn State scorn versus Michigan State scorn

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    What I read is that there was a $100,000 fine built into the settlement if she spoke out against Nassar, but that USA Gymnastics is not going to enforce the fine. The settlement is with USA Gymnastics, not Nassar, right?
  2. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I would agree with what's been written by several of you above. The Penn State story exploded because of Paterno – Leader of Men – was revealed to be little more than a by-the-books-I-did-what-was-legally-required-of-me coward. It was America's second biggest sport, and one of its most iconic names was a supposed paragon of virtue. It dug right at the very lie that is college athletics, that it's worth all the bullshit and all the hypocrisy because we're molding strong men, and Penn State was an example of what's good.

    All that said, Michigan State should fucking burn. Even if you didn't know, you're fired. Because if you didn't know, you had bad people in your department you probably hired. The fact that one of their ideas of how to deal with this was to let Nasser continue working on female athletes but have someone in the room to make sure he didn't rape them with his fingers is fucking appalling.
  3. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    I saw where Chrissy Teigen, Kristen Bell and Mike Schur have offered to pay the fine if she breaks the agreement.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    They just said a day or two ago that they weren't going to seek any money back.

    Legalisms aside, they really would look worse if they did.
  5. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    It really should be Michigan State scorn versus Catholic Church scorn.
  6. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    Well, good for her. Deserves every penny.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    For the most part, an NDA does not prevent someone from testifying, especially if they are testifying under subpoena. (Not the case here, I know. It's voluntary.) If you told a court that you couldn't testify because you signed an NDA, the court is going to explain to you that you can testify or you can go to jail, which do you choose?
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  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Tough to see how that coach doesn't end up on trial too. There's just so many victims.
  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Except for the occasional athletic performance or massacre, the individual Olympics are fairly forgettable and are among the sleaziest and most corrupt of facially legal entities in the last 200 years.
    From the IOC to the National Olympic Committees, to the individual athletic organizing bodies to the training programs, everything stinks on ice.
  10. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    play, I think there's going to be a laundry list of defendants before this one's history.
  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Not just gymnastics. Didn't we have a similar scandal in swimming within the last few years?

    EDIT for link after seeing Dick Whitman's post.

  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Pretty weird to see such a huge scandal stretching across multiple sports at a major university -- with football and men's basketball nowhere near it.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2018
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