More Bad News From Happy Valley

By Ta-Nehisi Coates

I wish I could say I was surprised:

A former Penn State official charged with enforcing discipline at the school said Tuesday that Joe Paterno's players got in trouble more often than other students, and got special treatment compared to non-athletes. 

Vicky Triponey, who resigned her post as the university's standards and conduct officer in 2007, confirmed that she sent a 2005 email to then-president Graham Spanier and others in which she expressed her concerns about how Penn State handled discipline cases involving football players. The Wall Street Journal published excerpts from the email on Tuesday.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/11/more-bad-news-from-happy-valley/248995/