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Rich's Gulag

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Game Over: Jerry Sandusky, Penn State, and the Culture of Silence - 'Bill Moushey',  'Robert Dvorchak' Game Over is a less-than-flattering look at the Penn State scandal. While it isn't as up-to-date as it could be, ending before the actual trial began, it does do a very good job elaborating on the "Culture of Silence" that pervades Penn State (and most universities that seem to value athletic superiority over academics). With the exception of one State Trooper, no one in the administrative or legal chain of commands really seemed to do their job here, all too afraid of rocking the boat that was Joe Paterno's now-justifiably blemished legacy. The book is fairly well-written for one of these "tell-all" exposes, but as I said, does not follow the situation to the logical conclusion, nor does the book contain any updates on Jerry Sandusky's subsequent convictions and the righteous hammer leveled at Penn State by the NCAA. Not a book for everyone, but a good look at how a child sex predator can work a system under the guise of nobility...and get away with it for decades because of being associated with a winning football team.