Readers' forum: Let Penn State play

Published: Thursday, Nov. 17 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

In this Aug. 6, 1999 file photo, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with Jerry Sandusky during Penn State Media Day at State College, Pa. Pennsylvania state prosecutors said Sandusky, 67, was arrested Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, on charges that he sexually abused eight young men.

Paul Vathis, Associated Press

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In regards to Amy Donaldson's recent article ("Penn State shouldn't play again this season," Nov. 14). Don't punish the football players for the mistakes of a man not related to the team. Penn State needs football more now than ever.

Jerry Sandusky's horrific actions took place nearly a decade ago. Most PSU players were in junior high when he committed his offenses. They have put in years of hard work to get to the college level. Don't take that away from them because of one man's actions. Punish those with knowledge of the abuse, but leave the players alone.

Bob Wilson


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