At Penn State, for many people including a Trustee nothing is more important than protecting the University from criticism that it allowed a football coach to sexually molest boys on the campus. Now here's one who's piling on, no not on PSU, on the victims.
"Penn State trustee Albert L. Lord said he is “running out of sympathy” for the “so-called” victims of former Nittany Lions assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to an email sent to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Lord, a former CEO of student loan company Sallie Mae, also defended Graham Spanier, the dismissed Penn State president who was convicted of one count of child endangerment last week for his handling of complaints about Sandusky.
"Running out of sympathy for 35 yr old, so-called victims with 7 digit net worth," Lord said in the email sent Saturday. "Do not understand why they were so prominent in trial. As you learned, Graham Spanier never knew Sandusky abused anyone."
Penn State has of course disowned these vile comments. But Mr. Lord has been put on the Board by the alumni, and he is running again. So the issue in the election to the Board at PSU is what is more important, football or sexual abuse of children. Yeah, we know for a football factory like Penn State just how that will turn out.