It might be the holiday season, but Kyrie Irivng just gave his girlfriend the worst possible gift. Irving posted a picture on his Instagram of him with two girls on his lap. After getting a ton of backlash for it, Irving removed the picture, but the damage was already done. Kyrie sent out multiple tweets to explain the picture. He even tried to say that someone else was responsible for making the picture public. Hmmm… if that is the case maybe Kyrie should reconsider those in his inner circle.
One person who didn’t seem too upset, Kyrie’s girlfriend, Natalia Garibotto. She was away on vacation while all this was happening, but instead of making a scene on Twitter, she actually took the high road. This is what she had to say everyone talking about the story, “For everyone tweeting at me, nothing is up. Just a couple hoes who need attention and clearly in desire for more Ig and tweeter followers. ✌” Maybe it is not as bad as it seems. Who knows.
It was the result of the biggest scandal in college football history. Some people thought it was too severe, while others thought that with the nature of the crime the entire organization should be shut down. I am referring to the day that the NCAA announced Penn State’s punishment after the arrest of disgraced former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky for child rape.
The punishment included vacating ALL of Penn State’s wins between the years 1998-2011 which added up to 111 lost wins, a four year bowl game ban, the school took a massive cut in scholarships, and fined the school $60 million. It was the harshest punishment ever passed down by the NCAA. It punished former students, current students, and future students.
This entire was an incredibly emotional ride for everyone who was a fan of college football. Penn State was such a celebrated organization that collapsed so quickly. Was the punishment fair? There is no right answer because no matter what happened those little boys, who are now grown men, were violated in such an awful way that no punishment can undo.
It was only a matter of time before this decision was going to come down. Right or wrong, I am sure everyone knew that the university would decide to remove it for safety reasons. There would have been way too much controversy if the statue would have remained standing. Right or wrong, this is one of the worst situations I have ever heard in my life. We are all forgetting who the real victims are. Joe Paterno is not the victim. Those little boys who were brutally traumatized were and this should really not be top of the news. There are plenty of people who are at fault here, but it is time for the press to stop covering this story and try to allow the victims to get some peace. Should the football team receive a punishment? Personally, I do not think so because then it is as though the NCAA is punishing innocent people. The victims do not gain any peace of mind by having the Penn State team banned from playing, but instead it looks as though it is their fault that fans do not have football anymore. It is quite sad that Paterno will not be remembered for the good that he did do for the university. I guess it is true… one mistake could ruin everything.