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PA to file suit against NCAA over Penn State sanctions

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2013 will not be a year for turning corners in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky Scandal and Penn State.

Sports Illustrated‘s Pete Thamel reported Tuesday morning that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is planning to file a lawsuit against the NCAA to challenge the sanctions levied against Penn State over the summer in the wake of the Freeh Report. According to Thamel, Penn State is not involved in preparing the suit. An announcement was later confirmed for Wednesday, but no one fromPSU or the NCAA has commented on the matter.

Governor Tom Corbett (pictured) was Attorney General for Pennsylvania when his office began the investigation into allegations that Sandusky, a longtime Penn State assistant football coach, had sexually abused young boys. His role in the greater scope of the scandal has come under scrutiny as well, specifically for approving a $3 million grant for the Second Mile, Sandusky’s charity which he used as an avenue to meet his victims.

The news comes one day after Philadelphia Inquirer reported that there was a strong disagreement between Pennsylvania lawmakers and the NCAA over how Penn State’s $60 million fine, which was part of NCAA President Mark Emmert’s sanctions, should be spent.

“If you spend all of that money in Pennsylvania, it will have a much stronger impact,” said State Sen. Jake Corman (R., Centre) “Spread it out nationally, and you’re spreading resources so thin that you’re watering down what impact you can have.”

Last week, Corman announced plans to introduce a bill that would require the NCAA to spend all of the endowment money within Pennsylvania’s borders and threatened to sue to bar the association from doling out money until the state legislature has a chance to consider his proposal.

Judging by SI’s report, the NCAA apparently didn’t get around to it. The NCAA established a “task force” last September to determine where the money — Penn State already wrote a $12 million check as part of its five-year schedule for the fine — should be sent.

“The NCAA has determined that at least one-quarter of the annual disbursements from the endowment will be reserved for Pennsylvania organizations,” said a Penn State release. “However, recognizing that child sexual abuse is a national issue, the NCAA has determined that grants from the endowment will be available in other states as well. Penn State appreciates the commitments of the task force on this important endeavor that will help countless victims of child sexual abuse.”

SI’s report also states it’s “unclear if the suit will seek to overturn or reduce the NCAA’s historic penalties against Penn State.” What power the commonwealth would have to assert itself over the NCAA is foggy since the specifics of the reported lawsuit aren’t known.

The NCAA’s dilemma from the moment the Sandusky scandal broke in November, 2011, was how it could get involved, if it could at all. The Association has no authority over state or federal investigations and the alleged cover-up of Sandusky’s pedophilia by top PSU admins blurred the line in the eyes of many between a crime of the law and a crime of athletic interest. Shortly after the Sandusky story broke, Penn State hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to lead an investigation into the university’s response to the multiple allegations against Sandusky.

It was that report, released in July of last year, which the NCAA used to grant unprecedented power to Emmert to punish PSU with penalties that included the aforementioned fine, loss of scholarship and a multi-year bowl ban. The NCAA has stated multiple times that those sanctions are not subject to appeal.

However, the NCAA can still be sued for its methods, which have come under fire for bypassing normal investigative protocol  How the commonwealth plans to pursue a suit remains to be seen.

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  1. kozbee says: Jan 1, 2013 1:47 PM

    No matter everyone will have their hands in all that money.Raises,perks is going thru alot of minds in Penn including goverment officals.Crooks.

  2. boondocksaint7 says: Jan 1, 2013 1:51 PM

    Happy New Year NCAA !!

  3. eidolon21 says: Jan 1, 2013 1:59 PM

    I hope the NCAA throws Emmert to the wolves They empowered him to make the penalty decisions could be several lawsuits against Emmert on a personal bias basis

  4. boondocksaint7 says: Jan 1, 2013 2:03 PM

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

  5. normtide says: Jan 1, 2013 2:05 PM

    Seeing how PA officials have that POS a $3 million grant, I think they should have no say how the money is spent. As for the sanctions, if they are skirted, it will destroy PSU recruiting. There is no short cut.

  6. sanduskyshowerboy says: Jan 1, 2013 2:12 PM

    This story won’t end

  7. charger383 says: Jan 1, 2013 2:26 PM

    I hope PA wins this lawsuit and gets 3 times damages from NCAA

  8. tmb333 says: Jan 1, 2013 3:07 PM

    I hope membership votes Penn State out of the NCAA.

  9. eidolon21 says: Jan 1, 2013 3:19 PM

    The NCAA relied on a flawed “fact” freeh report and didn’t conduct any investigation on its own, completely at odds with it formal process. This could get very ugly for the NCAA

  10. mauldawg says: Jan 1, 2013 3:24 PM

    How can the state officals want this overturned?Unless this runs a lot deeper than we know.

  11. goodellsadouche says: Jan 1, 2013 3:30 PM

    Anybody thinks that this is gonna get better for Penn St. They should have just taken their punishment for the last 12 years of covering for St. Joe and the pedofiles. Now their gonna dig and find out what everybody already knew. St. Joe, Spanier and that other scumbag turned a blind eye so they wouldn’t hurt the program.

  12. normtide says: Jan 1, 2013 3:34 PM

    I agree goodel. Also, is it smart to restart this circus while NFL teams are courting O’Brien? And make no mistake, this is about money, not the sanctions. Even the school itself wants this to stop. The politicians are going to destroy this program.

  13. tg1896 says: Jan 1, 2013 3:37 PM

    Penn State and the NCAA – a pox on both your houses.

  14. dirtyharry1971 says: Jan 1, 2013 3:40 PM

    I hope this gets worse for penn state and Tom Corbett gets voted out over all of this. Shut down this terrible university!!!

  15. bostonbias says: Jan 1, 2013 3:41 PM

    tmb333 says:
    Jan 1, 2013 3:07 PM
    I hope membership votes Penn State out of the NCAA.

    PSU has nothing to do the suit. The State of PA will win. The NCAA has no authority to take 60 million dollars from the state of PA and its taxpayers like myself.

  16. barackfan says: Jan 1, 2013 3:43 PM

    How many more lives can Sandusky ruin this year?

  17. bostonbias says: Jan 1, 2013 3:44 PM

    The money will stay in the State of PA. PA will win the lawsuit.

  18. cometkazie says: Jan 1, 2013 4:16 PM

    Here we go again.

    Leave it to politicians.

    If the Penn. politicians can’t get along with the NCAA, then pull their state schools out.

    Simple.

  19. mazblast says: Jan 1, 2013 4:26 PM

    dirtyharry1971 says:

    I hope this gets worse for penn state and Tom Corbett gets voted out over all of this. Shut down this terrible university!!!
    ——————————
    The university has nothing to do with the lawsuit. PSU did not contest the Freeh Report, the penalties, and the sanctions. They want to try to move on. This is between the state of Pennsylvania and the NCAA.

    IMO, this lawsuit is little more than a cynical political maneuver, politicians trying to get their hands on some of the cash.

    For God’s sake, Pennsylvania, LET IT GO, don’t make everyone relive this nightmare.

  20. tmb333 says: Jan 1, 2013 5:02 PM

    The fine is coming from the athletic department. The athletic department is not funded by taxes. Therefore, the state does not have standing in this matter.

  21. irish1958 says: Jan 1, 2013 5:03 PM

    For all those demanding due process, you will get your wish if this lawsuit is brought. The court will issue a subpoena duces tecum and demand testimony under oath. No more “I don’t recall” and “no comment” and no more refusal to testify and/or being evasive. And with this being a civil lawsuit, discovery will be very interesting.

  22. dmvtransplant says: Jan 1, 2013 5:57 PM

    The state is broke and wants the money to stay in-state. If the NCAA agreed to it then, this all goes away. If not then they go to court. If the only result of a trial is the money staying in PA then so be it. I just hope this isn’t some elected guy trying to get his name out there for the next election, by trying to be Pro Penn State.

  23. bostonbias says: Jan 1, 2013 6:53 PM

    The fine is coming from the athletic department. The athletic department is not funded by taxes. Therefore, the state does not have standing in this matter.

    Where do you think that 60 million is coming from? Do you really not see how that is all connected. Look into the details.

  24. nlandres1966 says: Jan 1, 2013 7:11 PM

    Ha Sen. Corman, same guy who cried when Joe Paterno died on the Senate floor. Pennsylvania becomes a bigger joke by the second across the country!

  25. tttrojan4life says: Jan 1, 2013 7:26 PM

    PSU can do whatever they want. It cannot erase the shame of getting a degree from that place.

  26. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 1, 2013 8:05 PM

    Discovery is going to very interesting. Corbett was AG for the Commonwealth during the Sandusky rumblings and now he wants to sue? I would wager that the PSU Trustees do not want a full bore investigation into the Penn State athletic program.
    They already had one year behind them and look to survive the sanctions. You take this to federal court with the NCAA relishing the idea of using the upcoming trials of Senior University Administrators as just one minute part of their presentation and you will have Penn State, it’s faculty,it’s students, and it’s alums all on trial.

    Regardless of the outcome, perception will overcome reality and good people, great people will be guilty by association of the mistakes of a handful people, including the Governor in handling the Sandusky case. Recruiting for all PSU sports? You can’t tell me this will help with Penn States image in households, particularly single mothers. Grants and federal funding? “Geez, we’d love to allocate the funds, but until this Federal lawsuit is addressed, we can’t fund the project,our hands are tied.” Alumni giving? Time will tell on that.

    The point is Penn State has suffered enough, now politicians want to enter the fray
    rip the scab off in Federal Court, and have discovery show not a pretty sight for all
    of the world to see and damage a great University and it’s proud alumni.

    This will not end well for PSU.

  27. uglytrog says: Jan 1, 2013 8:09 PM

    The Issue is spending State Taxpayer money outside the State. Penn State is a State funded University.

  28. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 1, 2013 8:15 PM

    eidolon21 wrote on: Jan 1, 2013 3:19 PM

    “The NCAA relied on a flawed “fact” Freeh report and didn’t conduct any investigation on its own, completely at odds with it formal process. This could get very ugly for the NCAA.

    Wrong. The NCAA accepted the duly sanctioned and the PSU BoT approved investigation of it’s own University. An NCAA investigation is more time consuming and far more reaching. If you don’t believe that ask any SMU grad of the NCAA investigation of their program, which also led to
    a Governor of a state. The BoT was wise to accept
    the penalties and sanctions. It kept the light of a full bore investigation away from Happy Valley.
    Now the spotlight gets to shine on Penn State even longer, and the target is probably going to be Governor Corbett’s role while AG and his relationship with Penn State and it is not going to be pretty.

  29. normtide says: Jan 1, 2013 8:15 PM

    Then cancel the fine, suspend their right to play football in the fbs for 3 years. Won’t cost a dime of tax payer $. Either way, PSU will pay. Also, the athletic dept isn’t tax funded, football funds it.

  30. bearfan34 says: Jan 1, 2013 8:47 PM

    normtide says:
    Jan 1, 2013 8:15 PM
    Then cancel the fine, suspend their right to play football in the fbs for 3 years. Won’t cost a dime of tax payer $. Either way, PSU will pay. Also, the athletic dept isn’t tax funded, football funds it.

    ___________________________________

    Incorrect. From a legal perspective, money is “fungible,” or interchangeable, thus there’s no legal way to insure some of the taxpayers’ cash is not going out of state with the $60 million fine.

    The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania funds Penn State to the tune of $214 Million a year. State law states the Commonwealth cannot fund anything outside of PA borders. The NCAA might just want to let all those funds go to PA, because they will lose that portion in court all day, every day.

  31. normtide says: Jan 1, 2013 8:52 PM

    The simple answer to that its, have the payments to the NCAA deducted from the money the B1G pays to PSU from their network, TV deal, and the league bowl games. There is no state money involved there. Otherwise, let PSU sit out a few years.

  32. bearfan34 says: Jan 1, 2013 8:57 PM

    We both know PSU sitting out won’t happen. I don’t care about the other sanctions, they were deserved. Just admit you didn’t know what you were talking about Norm. No shame in not knowing another states laws.

  33. normtide says: Jan 1, 2013 9:20 PM

    Not an expert on PA law, if that makes you feel better. I do know there is a way to pay the money without touching tax money. Like I said, psu’s league money should bee fair game. But lets be honest, this is a political move. But, you would think that state would want to move past this. Second mile got state money, this scandal involves the state gov.

  34. dannythebisforbeast says: Jan 1, 2013 9:32 PM

    I believe the 3 million dollar grant was awarded WHILE SANDUSKY WAS BEING INVESTIGATED. State funded rape camp. Classy

  35. boondocksaint7 says: Jan 1, 2013 9:40 PM

    First Sandusky took a giant dump on PSU with his crimes. He went to court and lost badly. Then the former administrators took a giant dump on PSU when they failed to report his crimes. They are going to court and will fail badly. Next the NCAA took a giant dump on PSU by imposing harsh sanctions on a situation where they had no authority at all. They will go to court and fail badly! Through it all the students, alumni, and hundreds of people employed by PSU across the great state of Pennsylvania are still standing. Much to the disappointment of ESPN and some of you. The football team which had nothing to do with the former coach or his crimes, finished 8-4 and would have won the rose bowl if not for the bowl ban. That really pisses people off. Good! By the way, PSU has an excellent recruiting class coming in so they should win even more games next year. So for all of you praying for PSU to fail badly and fall apart, sorry to disappoint you. Haha!

  36. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 1, 2013 10:54 PM

    If you all remember, PSU BoT approved using funds from the University endowment to pay the penalties, including the initial payment of $12 million dollars to the NCAA. The endowment is 501(c)3 ERISA trust under Federal jurisdiction, not the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    The State of Pennsylvania may fund the Penn State system to the tune of $214 million of Taxpayer monies, but the PSU endowment is not part of the taxpayer funds, those are privately donated, matching funds from corporations by private individuals, and corporate giving specific to Penn State University, College Park. It is to be used at the discretion of the the BoT.

    The pending legislation by the Centre State Senator is political grandstanding at it’s worst. The Senator, in a perverse way, wants the entire $60 million spent on child abuse in the State of Pennsylvania. Just how much sexual abuse is going on in Pennsylvania that warrants spending $12 million a year for the next five years?

    A Federal lawsuit will embarrass the fine citizens of Pennsylvania in open court. This is going to be highly partisan in nature with a newly elected Democratic AG going after a sitting Republican governor. Like all scandals, the question will be simple “What did Governor Corbett know and when did he know it?” Corbett will have to explain a $3 million dollar grant
    to an individual who was under suspicion when Corbett was AG himself. The PSU BoT will be asked the same questions. Testimony and additional questioning resulting from the upcoming felony trials of Senior PSU administrators will be hashed and re-hashed ad nauseum.

    The loser WILL be PSU, the school, the faculty, administrators,students and alums …. and
    PSU and the B1G will be looked upon,unfairly, as a scandal tainted conference like the old SWC was.

    The NCAA has long memories. If they think they are being gamed by PSU, they will find a reason to investigate to investigate PSU and that will not be pretty. Ask UNLV under Jerry
    Tarkanian , ask SMU under Bobby Collins, ask the University of Miami.

  37. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 1, 2013 11:16 PM

    Bearfan,

    I’m sure you’re a good fan of PSU.

    Money is not “fungible” when dealing with endowments or charitable contributions. This is where the payments to the NCAA are coming from, the PSU endowment, not a general university fund There are very strict GAAP guidelines and procedures with regards to private and public reporting on all funds received and spent.

    The BoT chose to use endowment funds rather than University funds was to mitigate the prospect of legal action against Penn State proper and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in a secondary role. The loss could be mitigated against University through various insurance and risk management programs that every large public institution like PSU has. In going to court, the Commonwealth is now exposed.

    By going to Federal court, there is a distinct probability that a class action suit by the plaintiffs in the Sandusky case against the Commonwealth would be filed should the State win it’s case by showing that the actions of the State in recouping the funds showed that the State knew before hand of the actions of Sandusky and did nothing.

    Penn State WILL be the loser in any case resolution. Instead of moving on, the 24 hour sports news cycle will eat this up and Penn State is going through this for a very long and protracted time frame. It will wear on Penn State.

  38. joewilliesshnoz says: Jan 2, 2013 2:41 AM

    Corbett should be the cell next to Sandusky !

  39. cometkazie says: Jan 2, 2013 8:00 AM

    amosalanzostagg says:
    Jan 1, 2013 10:54 PM

    +-+-+

    Well put.

    Thanks.

  40. omniusprime says: Jan 2, 2013 8:51 AM

    What a pack of republican pedophile protectors they have in the state of Pennsylvania. What is Corbett trying to cover up here? His own refusal to ever try Sandusky in the first place, or to protect fellow republican Paterno? It’s obvious the republicans in charge of Pennsylvania are a bunch of corrupt conservative pedophile protectors. That’s typical republican family values at work.

    Sanction Pedophile State harder NCAA!!!

  41. sparky151 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:10 AM

    The victims of Sandusky’s crimes were children, not other NCAA institutions recruiting vs PSU. The NCAA ignored its own procedures and decided to grandstand in the matter.

    Sandusky should and will spend the rest of his life in prison. Curley, Shultz, and Spanier might spend time there too. The victims will receive millions in compensation.

    Corbett, as governor is an ex officio member of the PSU BoT. He should be privy to the deliberations which were likely of the “let’s do whatever the NCAA wants to get this behind us” variety. The NCAA’s demand for 60 million dollars is extortion plain and simple. It doesn’t matter what they do with the money or where it’s spent. They don’t have the right to demand it. In effect they threatened public officials into doing their job in a certain way. That’s a crime in every state and Emmert should count himself lucky if he isn’t indicted.

    The NCAA has an image of itself as upholding the rules but of course has a long sordid history of corruption and turning a blind eye. This may not end well for PSU but the NCAA has far more to lose.

  42. eidolon21 says: Jan 2, 2013 11:49 AM

    As a fan of PSU (but a Michigan grad) I think little of the truth has been revealed, with ar ush to condemn everyone by the Media feeding frenzy initiated by ESPN,etc.

    I agree with Sparky that the NCAA has much to answer to in violation it own procedures and strong arming a no appeal judgement. Miami you are next. or maybe USC, again thanks to Lame K.

    Its time for the NCAA to be on trial against someone they can’t bully.

  43. normtide says: Jan 2, 2013 11:55 AM

    PSU covered up and enabled these kids being sexually abused to protect the football program. That same football program is a member of the NCAA. That makes it an NCAA matter. I support the sanctions and fines, as it will help ensure that kids won’t be abused just to win football games. I see people like you as a part of the problem. Your only worried about your football Saturdays. This happened at your school, your voice should be the loudest in making sure IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN! Instead you want it swept under the rug. You sir, are a piece of shit.

  44. eidolon21 says: Jan 2, 2013 12:28 PM

    you should know about NCAA violations Tide.

    You conclusion of a cover up is based on what

    Sandusky is guilty sincw when do other punishment precede the trials????

  45. normtide says: Jan 2, 2013 12:31 PM

    I wish I had done more- Joe Pa.

    The fact you try to compare this to recruiting violations shows just how far gone you are. People like you need to get some help.

  46. eidolon21 says: Jan 2, 2013 12:36 PM

    passing judgement on people without facts…

    you need the help

  47. tttrojan4life says: Jan 2, 2013 12:46 PM

    Obviously the sanctions were not severe enough. These people have not learned anything. They are just trying to avoid the punishment that was rightfully metted out to them.

    PSU should be forced to eliminate football. That is the only way to clean up this cesspool.

  48. mogogo1 says: Jan 2, 2013 12:49 PM

    Penn State will be the loser in this even if the lawsuit somehow were to succeed because the longer this scandal is in the spotlight, the worse it looks for them. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Board of Trustees didn’t offer to hand millions more from the endowment fund to the state just to make the lawsuit go away.

    And the odds of this lawsuit succeeding are very small. Endowment funds are totally separate from tax dollars. If they weren’t, Pitt fans would sue every time PSU used endowment funds in a way they didn’t like (and vice versa). The trustees agreed to pay the money to the NCAA–that’s totally within their authority and ultimately this is no different than filing suit because PSU was going to pay an out-of-state architect to design a new building or something of that nature.

  49. eidolon21 says: Jan 2, 2013 12:55 PM

    what a loser you are Trojan, I snap my fingers and you bark

  50. normtide says: Jan 2, 2013 12:56 PM

    Every football fan should feel a little shame that this was allowed for the sake of a sport. Psu fans should disgusted, but many are in denial. Its sad how Saturdays are more important than KIDS BEING MOLESTED. Talk about a messed up state

  51. cometkazie says: Jan 2, 2013 3:00 PM

    Trading insults is not discussion football.

    We see easily enough who are douchebags by reading their posts.

    It’s really pitiful that politicians are getting involved. Nothing good is coming from this.

  52. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 2, 2013 11:26 PM

    I wish Corbett had kept his mouth shut. What has yet to be introduced into evidence is the boxes of printed emails between Sr Administrators, including Joe Pa, that will show a concerted effort to try to “manage” the Sandusky fiasco. That will be presented in the upcoming felony trials. Once those emails show a paper trial between Spanier, et al, within the highest levels of PSU AND the BoT, the feces hit the oscillator. Corbett is going to have to do an awful lot of explaining about his lack of action as AG in conducting even a cursory investigation into the allegations about Sandusky. Was there pressure from the BoT? Was there a quid pro quo among Board members who were looking to support AG Corbett for Governor?

    Understand this is partisan politics being played for very high stakes. The newly elected AG is a Democrat. Corbett is using this opportunity to try to show that he is ahead of the AG and will look to “manage” the crisis. That is why he chose Federal court instead of the State handling the case. The case is now being handled in his office rather than the AG.

    The victim in this will be Penn State, again. The Faculty, Administrators, Students, Athletics and Alumni are going to be pilloried once again because of the actions of a handful of Senior
    Administrators.

    Corbett is going to have to answer that time honored question “What did you know and When did you know it?”….and Penn State is going to have to suffer.

    It sucks.

  53. normtide says: Jan 2, 2013 11:46 PM

    Great post Amos

  54. amosalanzostagg says: Jan 2, 2013 11:59 PM

    eidolon,

    The NCAA accepted the duly sanctioned and Board approved Freeh report at the request of PSU and their BoT. They did so under powers extended to the NCAA executive committee by it’s member institutions. PSU voted for the extension of those powers to the President of the Executive Committee of the NCAA.

    The NCAA has a fiduciary responsibility to it’s entire membership to conduct thorough investigations in a timely and cost effective manner. Costs escalate when member institutions under investigation hide or mislead NCAA investigators.

    The question you have to have answered is why did the PSU BoT readily agree to the Freeh Report results so quickly, why did they offer the results of the Freeh Report so readily to the NCAA as being gospel of what actually happened at PSU and why did the BoT so readily accept the penalties and sanctions if there was even a modicum of doubt or a shred of evidence that PSU was innocent?

    The answer is more than likely that PSU did not want a protracted and ongoing investigation of the PSU Athletic program that could be viewed as an onion. You start pulling back layers and the more pungent the smell becomes. When you have a more pungent aroma, then you start discovering things that have been swept over and covered up. At that that point, it becomes the well known “Lack of Institutional
    Control” and the penalties become more problematic.

    Answer one question, “Would supporters of PSU want the “Death Penalty” for an entire athletic program because of the actions of a handful of Senior University
    Administrators?” You and I both know the answer to that question.

    What would PSU’s reaction be “Okay, we are withdrawing the sanctions issued against PSU and we are now notifying PSU that we will be conducting our own investigation into the involvement of the Penn State Athletic department in specific regards to it’s involvement in the Jerry Sandusky situation. Our primary focus will be the involvement of PSU and it’s student athletes with the Second Mile Foundation.” Does PSU really want to have EVEN more headlines on an issue that
    should remain in the past, but thanks to Corbett, the situation is now being brought to the fore once again, and PSU is not going to look good in this in any way, shape or form.

    Remember the football team can still have players transfer out before the start of the 2013 season. PSU doesn’t need this headache. They were managing the crisis.
    Does Obrien go if he believes he won’t be able to build a solid PSU program.? His buy out is chump change to some one like Jerry Jones who would pay it in a minute if it means he gets a quality coach that can take him to the Super Bowl,

    Corbet reopened a can of worms.

  55. cometkazie says: Jan 3, 2013 8:41 AM

    normtide says:
    Jan 2, 2013 11:46 PM
    Great post Amos
    +-+-+

    I would say “Great posts.”

    Well-thought out and ably put.

    Thanks.

  56. eidolon21 says: Jan 4, 2013 5:31 PM

    @ AAS
    Friend
    Thank you for your well thought out and carefully constructed opinion much
    respect is given

  57. bryan1945 says: Jan 6, 2013 5:04 AM

    As an alum, I find it annoying when people lump the few hundred thousand of us in with idiots like Corbett or Franco Harris. We/PSU accepted the sanctions. Now Corbett is doing a CYA move because he didn’t do anything back when he was the AG of PA, but somehow that makes all of us pedophiles or enablers. 99% of us don’t want this. We just want to help the victims, pay our dues, and take our punishment like grown ups. Now the entire state looks stupid. His popularity was around 30% or so before this, and it’s dropped a bunch in the last few days. Just stop and let everyone (including the victims, they must be thrilled by this) move on.

  58. cometkazie says: Jan 6, 2013 9:05 AM

    Well said, Bryan. I’m with you and the 99%.

    Bloviators bloviate and, unfortunately, these blogs are full of them.

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