But Penn State's priorities were so heinously out of whack that it wasn't. People were willing to protect a serial child rapist to win football games and shield the head coach's reputation. And not just any people, but the most senior officials at the school and in the athletic department. And for years, it worked, and Penn State, its football program, and its head coach benefitted from the cover-up.
If the NCAA can't take a stand against that, it should just disband its enforcement efforts.