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Pa. governor sues NCAA over Penn State sanctions

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Holdenteller67, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Holdenteller67

    Holdenteller67 Benched

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    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's governor, in a challenge to the NCAA's powers, claimed in a lawsuit Wednesday that college sports' governing body overstepped its authority and ''piled on'' when it penalized Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
    Gov. Tom Corbett asked that a federal judge throw out the sanctions, which include an unprecedented $60 million fine and a four-year ban on bowl games, arguing that the measures have harmed students, business owners and others who had nothing to do with Sandusky's crimes.

    It's on yahoo I can't figure out how to post the whole thing.


    Wow that guy is corrupt.
  2. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Corbett is right. They did overstep their bounds and did so without due process.
  3. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    There's a reason they took the sanctions... they didn't want this delved in to any further...

    Take the medicine and get through it...

    There was an article written in the late 90's about Penn State providing young boys for sex to boosters and supporters. This is what they want to avoid...

    This is a VERY bad move by the governor...
  4. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    If that happened and it came out the school would be done. Not just Football the school would be toast.
  5. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Thoroughly debunked.

    Plus they accepted the sanctions at the time because of the unbridled witch hunt that was taking place. Too many innocent people are being punished for something one man did and two men did to cover it up.
  6. Holdenteller67

    Holdenteller67 Benched

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    He is unpopular as a governor and sat on this as attorney general and did nothing. I don't get what he is thinking. Maybe he wants the money to stay in state.
  7. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    still stuck on that i see
  8. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I agree. Heads are shaking over this governors political circus over this. Take your medicine Penn ST. and get this all behind you.

    These fans still crying foul.....get over it.

    BTW: Thanks for Justin Brown :D
  9. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    Corbett is a joke. He is on the BOT at PSU, was ok with the sanctions back in the summer, he was fomer AG that dragged his feet when everyone knew of Sandusky, he approved money to the second mile, accepted money from them and was very in favor of canning Joe Paterno. The new AG who will be sworn in has made it a mission to investigate why it took Corbett years to come down on Sandusky. He is corrupt.
  10. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    still some here wanting to claim Penn State is pure as snow. What a joke.

    They did not get anywhere NEAR what they should have gotten. Not even close.

    Penn State homers need to grow up
  11. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Corbett is wrong and they did have due process when they agreed to it.

    Nobody made them to agree to it...they caved and agreed to it so they had their due process. If they wanted to fight it they could have at that time but again instead they agreed to it.

    The quicker these Penn State whiners quit talking about this crap the quicker the school can get past it.

    Every time someone whines about it or does something stupid...it just brings the whole ugly mess back into the spot light.
  12. StanleySpadowski

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    Corbett is very calculating. It's purely a political ploy but at the same time, the NCAA so severely overstepped their bounds that this suit may be the one that takes down the NCAA.

    Corbett starting referring to the NCAA as a "trade organization" as early as June. That should have been your first clue that an anti-trust suit was coming. He needed to wait through the season to have standing and if he can now establish he does, this case is a slam dunk. Anti-trust suits and the NCAA don't go well together.

    I would think that regardless of one's opinion on what happened at Penn State, everyone would be looking forward to the destruction of the NCAA. It may be the most inept, corrupt, clueless organization this side of the IOC.
  13. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Sorry but you are wrong but whatever. You always have been on this. It's not whining when you have the facts and you don't. Due process was NOT observed. The witch hunt was what they they got. Just because the act was so heinous by one and covered up by two others you don't punish thousands and thousands of people. That's not how justice is supposed to work.
  14. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Yeah, I still stuck on the facts. Dumb huh?
    :bang2:
  15. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Pull your head out of your rear end. Just look at the facts and not act like the other witch hunters.
  16. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Here is a fact.

    THEY AGREED TO THE PUNISHMENT.

    FACT!
  17. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Way to ignore the facts Brain.

    SMH.

    Whatever.
  18. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I presented the FACT and you claim that I ignore it.

    They agreed to it.

    As much as you wish that pesky little fact did not exist...it does.
  19. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    The problem I have with all of this is not the punishment or if Penn St. got handled correctly or not. The problem I have with this is that these violations were reported as early as 1985 to the NCAA. The NCAA did an internal investigation all of this was neatly swept under the Rug. Problem being that from about 68 to 96, Penn St. was a gold mind for the NCAA. They were in no hurry to end that so they conveniently ignored some of the things that were going on. That's not right and I personally have a hard time with the fact that the NCAA is going to skate on that scott free.
  20. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    You guys know that The Big 10 could just drop them as well if they wanted...and who knows maybe they will after they get more teams for expansion.

    Heck...once the major 4 leagues finish with their expansion...don't be shocked if they break away from the NCAA all together.

    Either way...no matter how anyone wants to frame this situation, Penn State brought it upon themselves.

    They either believed they were guilty and agreed to the punishment...or they wanted out of the press and this embarrassment and agreed to the punishment to get out of the lime light.

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