Paterno family quietly dropped their suit against the NCAA
by KevinPS (2017-06-30 21:00:07)
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today with prejudice. Both Yahoo and the NCAA took the opportunity to absolutely blast them.


Being quiet about things seems to be a Paterno family trait
by Frank Drebin  (2017-07-02 09:44:45)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Scum!


Zing! *
by milhouse  (2017-07-06 09:58:03)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Additional Yahoo piece
by KevinPS  (2017-07-01 11:05:05)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

With fiery rhetoric from high-powered attorneys and surrogates such as a former Pennsylvania governor, four years ago the family of the late Joe Paterno announced they were suing the NCAA. The suit sought to overturn NCAA sanctions against Paterno’s old Nittany Lion football program. It was mostly about what the family deemed unfair and irreparable harm the NCAA inflicted on Paterno due to its use of the Freeh Report in leveling the penalties.


Yahoo's remarks...
by ArasEra  (2017-06-30 23:50:36)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

The findings of Louis Freeh’s report were released in the weeks after former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse in 2012. The 267-page report said former school president Graham Spanier, athletic director Tim Curley and Paterno were “able to make decisions to avoid the consequences of bad publicity.”

The Paterno family filed the suit believing the former coach was unfairly blamed for the cover-up at the university. Paterno reported an allegation of abuse from an assistant coach to his superiors but did not at any time go to police.


NCAA's remarks...
by ArasEra  (2017-06-30 23:39:17)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

“The Paterno family characterized this case as a ‘search for the truth,’” said Donald Remy, NCAA chief legal officer. “Its decision today, after years of investigation and discovery, to abandon its lawsuit rather than subject those facts to courtroom examination is telling.

“It is disappointing that so much time, effort, and financial resources have been wasted on efforts by the Paterno family in this litigation,” said Remy. “We must not lose sight of the fact that the real victims are the dozens of innocent children abused by Jerry Sandusky. ”


I'd think a lot more of the NCAA on this had they not
by milhouse  (2017-07-01 13:20:38)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

reinstated Paterno's vacated wins and reduced the sanctions against PSU.


Sadly they neutered themselves
by IrishRed  (2017-07-04 12:30:31)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

after the dust settled from the SMU case. It's too bad they didn't stand their ground after that and say "here is what will happen when institutions lose control". Then it would be less likely to have the mess that is big-time college athletics today. They should have made further examples of Miami, Baylor, FSU and USC football (to name a few) and most of all UNC basketball. In the realm of college athletics/academia UNC is one of the worst examples of how athletics has corrupted academic departments and officials.


UNC shouldn't be allowed to issue degrees anymore, let
by KeoughCharles05  (2017-07-05 12:22:03)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

alone compete in intercollegiate athletics.

The problem there was not limited to basketball, or even strictly to sports. The NCAA definitely should have hammered them, hard, but so should have every academic organization they're apart of as well.


Agree 100%. Gutless move. *
by KevinPS  (2017-07-02 16:25:00)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I totally agree. Maybe they have some regret for doing that.
by ArasEra  (2017-07-01 17:24:13)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

At any rate I welcome anyone who hammers them over this latest incident with the Peoples Republic of Happy Valley.


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