Having followed this story, and if you own a television or get a newspaper or have internet how could you not follow? We see an institution (the NCAA) trying to put numbers and punch to something so devastating in the lives of young men and women that even reviewing the case perhaps someone has been touched, inspired to do more or perhaps do something different next time there is an opportunity to protect a child.
Some will debate and say its not fair, we hear the words from the family like panic, we hear words from other athletic departments and parents saying my kid is being punished for others.
To all of those out there I would say welcome to the world of a Survivor- panic for us may come in different forms, nightmares, attacks over a trigger etc. To those say unfair - again welcome to the world of being a survivor - because there is always an innocent that its unfair toward when this happens.
I am glad that football did not get the death penalty, I am glad that 60 million dollars will be going toward child abuse prevention. I am glad that the athletic department has to start picking up the pieces somehow and live with a devastating blow, and as this program mourns the 111 wins that were virtually wiped out from 98 to 2011 you need to remember that it is not whether you win or lose - it is about protecting children because when it comes to that there is no game to be played.