My problem with the lawsuits concerns the cost. Presumably, Pennsylvania, like most states, is cash strapped. For example, we have crumbling roads and bridges, and public transportation systems are broke. I would rather see the money spent on transit matters than this lawsuit.
I thought it was pretty remarkable that after everything that happened to Penn State to include loss of some of their star players, scholarships and sanctions that they did as well as they did in 2012.I have never been a Penn State fan, but I think that the coaching staff deserves a lot of praise for the job they did. Well done Nittany Lions!
The most appalling thing to me about the sanctions was the multi-multi-million dollar fine that Penn State had to pay to the NCAA!! Supposedly it was “for the children”, but how much do want to bet that no more than 5% will ever be used for outreach, and the NCAA profits as they use the rest for “administrative purposes”. The NCAA is so full of it.
Joe Paterno to the students who had assembled outside his home:
“I wish I had done more.”
Good move on the lawsuit....with Penn State being a “state funded school”...the PA govt has every bit of standing in this case. And, if the NCAA forced this agreement on PSU with intent to commit fraud or deceive....the courts will void the settlement
The NCAA should have kept out of the Sandusky matter.
They will lose the lawsuit brought by the Paterno family, as SCOTUS has already ruled in the 1991 case Tarkanian v NCAA that the NCAA must give “due process” to coaches when considering punishment (there was no hearing before the NCAA stripped JoePa’s wins). I could be the lawyer for the Paterno family and win the case...that is how certain I am the NCAA loses that
The NCAA has a little more leeway with the member schools...but still...that Freeh Report and Agreement cannot withstand scrutiny under discovery and deposition. PSU should not settle with the NCAA without a massive reduction in the probation and other punishment.
What morons are doing the legal work and risk management for the NCAA?
And, I know the Sports Media (which is in bed with the NCAA) is not going to give proper analysis of any action favorable to Penn State. Sports Media is too busy cheering on their alma mater (Syracuse) and celebrating Jim Boeheim record setting win mark....but will never mention how Boeheim covered up child molesting by his long time buddy Bernie Fine...during SU basketball road trips