Either I read this or someone said it concerning the monstrous sanctions leveed by the NCAA on Penn State due to the negligence on the part of the staff and officials regarding child molestation.
Mark Emmert NCAA president unleashed an unprecedented penalty on the program to arrive at some real gesture of justice for the victims:
"In the Penn State case, the results were perverse and unconscionable. No price the NCAA can levy will repair the grievous damage inflicted by Jerry Sandusky on his victims," Emmert said, referring to the former Penn State defensive coordinator convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse last month. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8191027/penn-state-nittany-lions-hit-60-million-fine-4-year-bowl-ban-wins-dating-1998
What I read or heard was, "And this was football!". The phrase was used to show the surprise that such a revered, beloved, important, traditional and highly popular institution could be given that harsh and just a sentence to make a stand for the protection of children.
To connect the dots, I'll quote an anonymous priest who said, "Emmert for Pope!"