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By Tom Fitton
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Topic - John Burness
First Penn State. Now Syracuse. Concerned that allegations of child sex abuse in two big college sports programs could trigger more cases around the country, universities are urging employees to reread their school's reporting policies, while more closely scrutinizing the people who work in their athletic departments.
"What do you think (new president) Rod Erickson is spending his time on at Penn State, any of those guys?" said John Burness, a former head of public affairs at several major universities, including Duke, where he saw a good year of work spent almost entirely dealing with the lacrosse case there.
"When you get involved in the negatives, the scandals, it's such an enormous sinkhole of the time of the institutional leadership they almost can't deal with anything else," he said. "When schools start out no one is assuming there will be a problem. But there's so much money involved in this, there are inevitably going to be problems."