The Penn State Apartment Brawl Thingy--earning Penn State a forty-plus pointer originally in the Fulmer Cup Standings--has dwindled now to a mere 20 or so points, depending on the variety of legal pleas dismissed or reduced as a normal part and parcel of the legal process.
The punishment for the players has shriveled like an exposed phallus on the tundra, as well. PREPARE TO BE TEMPORARILY KILLED BY DEATH, UNDERLINGS!!!
Two Penn State football players ordered to stand trial for their roles in an off-campus fight were expelled from school for part of the summer but will be allowed to take part in preseason practice.
Hit me again, Ike, and this time put some stank on it! No school, but you can still come to practice--that's the punishment from Joe Paterno, who must be fully sailing into the calm waters of the Gulf of Aingivafuck in his 38992th year of life. He's mellowed quite a bit, as the horsewhipped citizens of Bukhara, Transoxiana would testify, since Paterno was a particularly brutal mayor there in the 6th century.
In response, Urban Meyer described the punishment as "appropriate, but a bit harsh." We suppose in both places now, the "This is Sparta" rules apply.
This...is...Sparta!!! Note the sign, and don't worry about punishment.
P.S. We know that's supposed to be a guy kicking someone there, but it still looks like one guy knocking another guy into a pit with the kind of cartoon penis you'd draw in fifth grade. (HT: Kenny.)