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No Reason to Treat Coaches Like Deities

Loose Ball: A report on Penn State's sex-abuse scandal shows the folly of glorifying Joe Paterno.

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But universities should do a better job teaching everyone to keep intercollegiate sports in perspective. And remember that coaches are human, too, with flaws and weaknesses like everyone else.

Deron Snyder's Loose Ball column appears regularly on The Root. Follow him on Twitter and reach him at BlackDoor Ventures, Inc.

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Based in Washington, D.C., Deron Snyder is an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience, previously serving as a columnist, editorial writer and reporter with several Gannett publications. His sports column appears in the Washington Times. Follow him on Twitter.

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