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ESPN broadcaster Todd Blackledge is a proud Penn State alum. But there's a difference between showing pride for your alma mater, and… this.

Ugh. Yes Todd, college kids taking money from boosters, smoking weed, and having academics fudged are all very nasty things when compared to covering up multiple counts of child abuse.

It's not even worth it to break down the legal and moral differences of what happened at Penn State and what happened at Oklahoma State, North Carolina, Alabama, and other schools that have come under NCAA investigation in recent months. But much like we saw with Matt Millen, another Penn State alum working at ESPN has carried the university flag in spite of what we know about the ugliness of the football culture there.

About Joe Lucia

I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.