Watch: Gus Johnson Criticized For Comments About Penn State’s Win Aiding “Healing Process”

first_imgGus Johnson calling a game on FS1.Gus Johnson is facing heavy criticism for comments he made late during Penn State’s win in the Big Ten Championship about the victory aiding in the school’s “healing process.”The comments came right after mention of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, which rocked the program in 2011, resulting in the ouster of longtime head coach Joe Paterno as well as much of the school’s administration. The PSU football program was subject to a post-season ban and significant scholarship reductions by the NCAA, penalties that were lifted a few years later.Deadspin has video of Johnson’s call. He said the win was a “milestone in the healing process” for Penn State:C’mon, Gus. pic.twitter.com/2EAM39B7mn— Deadspin (@Deadspin) December 4, 2016The comments were not very popular among the college football community:Who is this clown of a commentator who thinks that winning a football game is part of the healing process of a sexual abuse scandal— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) December 4, 2016I will pile on Gus Johnson here, too. Healing process for PSU, get right the hell out of here with that.— Bob Lesh (@Bob_Lesh) December 4, 2016Gus Johnson called Penn State winning “a milestone in the healing process” as if children who got raped will take solace in the victory— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) December 4, 2016Gus Johnson thinks Penn State’s win is a “milestone in the healing process.”Last I checked PSU wasn’t the victim.— Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) December 4, 2016Pretty unfortunate comments by Gus Johnson at the end of the game about this win helping “the healing process.”— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) December 4, 2016And rightfully so. Penn State football was certainly impacted by the scandal. It was in no way the “victim” of this situation. The program is on its second post-Paterno coaching staff. Every player on the roster was recruited by non-Paterno staff coaches, after the Sandusky scandal had already broken.Tonight was a great night for Penn State football, to be sure. It doesn’t have any impact on what happened decades ago.[Deadspin]last_img

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