I run the risk of this bleeding over into politics, but there are about 5 different debates going on in the various posts here.
1- I do not subscribe to liberal politics. I do believe a lot of today's issues are at least partially caused by the social experimentation that well meaning progressives seem to think is their due. However, I don't know that I would take a singular issue like the Minny case and make it bigger than it has to be. IIRC, the main player in the Vanderbilt rape case was a white, upper middle class kid who came from a conservative family. Does that paint all conservatives as rapist enablers?
2- I would argue that 'we' (the fans) ARE part of the problem of athlete entitlements. Maybe not you or me, but 'fans' in general. This is why kids at Ohio State got free tattoos and cars, kids at Florida State were able to steal clothes, kids at USC got hundreds of thousands of dollars in undeclared income. That's still different than rape, whether that's Sandusky or the Minny case, and I would argue against the notion that 'we' are responsible' for criminal sexual offenders. I issue this statement carefully, as nothing (to my knowledge) has been proven yet in the Minny case, but substitute the aforementioned Vandy case if you wish where several have been found guilty (and, of course, Sandusky).
3- To an earlier point: corruption in sports is as old as sport itself. I suspect gladiators took the fall in the Roman Coliseum rather than die at the end of a blade...and got paid handsomely for the effort.
4- We should be able to agree that there is a problem. We should also be willing to try different ideas to see if they'll correct the problem without always resorting to 'absolutes' when making our points. Dogma is unhealthy. Using politics to make a point can always be turned aside with straw man arguments without actually discussing the issue at hand. When that happens, the point gets lost and nothing gets accomplished.
5- I actually forgot #5, but I really like numbered lists so I included it here.
A good team has to have players capable of making plays...oh, wait - we're so there!