Not Much Time – But These Are White Collar, White Men, Well Connected Criminals – Didn’t Expect Much
that a football coach was molesting children they turned their backs on the
children. After all, the reputation of
the football team was at stake and at Penn
football has the highest calling. Now
those officials are going to jail. Penn State
Okay, not a lot of jail.
All three were convicted of child endangerment. Schultz, the former university vice president, could serve a minimum of two months in jail and a maximum of 23 months. Curley, the former university athletic director, could serve a minimum of three months in jail and maximum of 23 months. And Spanier, the former university president, could serve a minimum of two months and a maximum of 12 months. All three are also poised to have house arrest after the jail time.
Yes if these same people had been low income minorities they would be rotting in prison for a long time. But still the fact that they are going to do time at all is a big victory for the rule of law. And maybe, just maybe in the future men like these will get their just desserts. And we don’t mean pie.