The Penn State sex scandal has rocked not only the sport’s world but everybody’s world. As the story unfolds, the specifics get worse and worse. Jerry Sandusky, a former defensive coordinators for Penn State University’s football team, is rumored to have been “pimping out young boys to rich donors,” says Pittsburgh radio host Mark Madden. The scandal has led to the resignation of 84-year-old Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and the school’s president. Paterno has coached the Nittany Lions from 1966 through November 9, 2011. More heads are going to roll.

When parents of these sexually abused children contact their lawyers, there’s going to be a steep price to pay. If those who knew what Sandusky was doing to these teenagers at the athletic facilities of Penn State had immediately contacted the civil authorities, it would have been heartbreaking but it would have been over. Sandusky would have been stopped, no more children would have been abused and corrupted, and Penn State would have been lauded for their diligent efforts. University’s have a long history of moral autonomy. Historian Gary North writes:

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