Skip to comments.Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctions (not possible)
Posted on 08/04/2012 9:48:56 AM PDT by Libloather
Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctions
By GENARO C. ARMAS (AP Sports Writer) | The Associated Press 18 hours ago
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Joe Paterno's family said it planned to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The governing body's response: Don't bother.
Family lawyer Wick Sollers in a letter sent Friday to the NCAA said the Paternos would like to appeal the ''enormous damage'' done to Penn State, the community, athletes and the late Hall of Fame coach. He died in January at age 85.
But the NCAA quickly rejected their plan. ''The Penn State sanctions are not subject to appeal,'' spokesman Bob Williams said.
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To say that the man did not know what was happening - to any degree - is ludicrous and a lie. The family must really miss that statue..../s =.=
I didn’t realize the Paterno family had been sanctioned.
The Paterno family name keeps getting dragged further into the mud everytime anyone from this family opens their mouth! They need to all go away and leave us alone! They are media hounds and no one wants to hear anything ever again from them.
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The Paterno Family has to understand that JoePa is not part of the University anymore AND they have no say what Penn State accepts or not. Penn State accepted the punishment. “Nuff said.
Careful reading of the NCAA sanctions indicates State Pen gives up the right to appeal.
Contrary to all the pederast-enablers’ opinions, sanctions could have been much worse, and it’s certainly possible the NCAA knows more than has been publicly revealed. The NCAA is a CYA organization too.
Was there any avenue of appeal when Paterno made a decision someone in Penn State football didn't like?
Oh, they know. The Second Mile Prostitution Ring, perhaps.
The Paterno family has devolved from denial to delusional. They need to move on.
They could better spend their money having Joe’s statue erected just off campus in clear view of the Board of Trustees, but this another finger extended.
However, the players are the ones who really earned the school titles. I'm sure they had no clue about this and don't deserve an asterisk on their records. It just pointlessly adds to the misery that Sandusky already caused.
“I was just following orders” has been a defense of Yamashita, Calley, Meyer Goring, Eichmann, Himmler, the Waffen SS and the New Orleans Saints players under Sean Payton. I guess we could extend it to the Penn State players as well.
Not Yamashita. His conviction, and hanging ostensibly stands for the proposition that a commander is responsible for what his troops do, even if it against his express orders.
Yamashita, running his army from a gully in northern Luzon, had ordered that Manila was to be evacuated by Japanese forces, and declared an open city. The Admiral commanding the Naval Infantry detachment in the city, disobeyed the order, stayed, fought, and his men butchered civilians wholesale. That was what Yamashita was convicted of. Delaying the triumph of that historical impulse, Douglas MacArthur was merely a coincidence, and had nothing to do with it.[ < s/o >].
You nailed it.
Oh please. I can’t believe you’re actually trying to compare committing murder/torture under fascist military orders to playing football under a coach that was a symbol of integrity for decades(as far as most people knew).
Unless you can prove the players were involved in the crime, there’s no reason to punish them.
Penn State's last best shot at redemption was squandered when they retained Spanier as a prof. He wasn't fired; he was merely demoted.
Unrest at the Board of Trustees:
I wonder what the outcome was???