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I really like this bill and I hope it passes. For the NCAA to take money from a state institution that receives funding from state taxpayers and try to spend it in areas that would not benefit the taxpayers is mind numbingly illogical.
Really would like to see this angle end up in the courts. For a "non-state" actor to fine a state institution pushes the thin veil The NCAA has been hiding behind to its limits.
Emmert is a Turd blossom. To fine an institution let alone the magnitude that $60 million represents is to put it mildly, quite absurd.
October 12, 2013. PSU 43 - UM 40 (4 OT). Unfortunately this fan wasn't around long enough to see it!
"The NCAA, as an athletic trade association, overstepped its authority by forcing Penn State to endure harsh, unjustified and unprecedented punishment," Corbett said.
That's actually the first time I've seen Corbett say something that definitive.
Must be a typo.
He probably knows he's sunk next year. Trying to win as many back as he can.
another meaning would be "shit im going to lose next election if i don't find a way back into penn states corner"
Why wouldn't Gov. Corbett want to keep the sideshow going??? He wants people to stop remembering how involved he is in the whole mess to start with. I just finished reading the book about Aaron Fisher and it sure seems they dragged their feet until he was elected. Oh yea, what about the donations from the second mile to his campaign??? Political Media Magic at it's best If we look over there maybe you won't see what is right in front of us all.
Even Santa couldn't get corbett re-elected. while its overdue, he could never polish this turd enough.
What about the 13-23 million a year that the BIG is withholding from us in bowl sharing revenues? Where are they donating that money?
"Child abuse prevention organizations" is what they said. I doubt any of those are in PA either.
I'm not even from PA nor live there now, but that should go to programs that benefit non profit organizations in PA. The BIG is ridiculous for jumping on the NCAA bandwagon.
It's incredibly pompous for the NCAA to dictate where those funds will be spent. All of the victims (that we know of) were PA residents. PA supports Penn State financially. There is zero reason for those funds to be used outside of the Commonwealth.
Yeah I honestly don't know why they would even care where the money is spent. It will be interesting to watch that.
Why not just allow it all to be spent in PA? I don't understand why they would even fight it.
Because Emmert pulled his 2 incher out thinking that it would be the biggest in the room and now he feels the need to prove it.
Besides being a little generous on the 2 inches.......you're probably about right.
Where were all these guys when the sanctions hit. Blame Corbett all you want because he deserves it, but every other politician in the the state bailed. This includes the ones that came out in full support of it ie. Corbett, Casey, Obama
This post was edited by LBU59 19 months ago
Now THAT was funny, plus PSU17s followup. ROFLMAO +2
The money to pay for the fine isn't coming from state funding.
That may be correct but it is a little cute. Cash is fungible. And since the athletic dept does not have the money to pay the fine the university is lending it to them. And if there is now not enough football revenue to fund swimming and other sports where do you think that money comes from? Given the low levels of state funding I get your pt and self funding nature of the football program but it is somewhat disingenuous since it is a state university and cash is fungible.
This post was edited by PSUkurt 19 months ago
That's a strawman argument.
There's no evidence to suggest that the athletic department will not be able to pay the fine through football revenues and delaying some capital improvement plans. The University is lending it to AD because the AD doesn't have the money in hand, but that doesn't mean that the AD doesn't have the means to pay the fine over time. That money being loaned comes out of the University's investment funds. It doesn't come anywhere near being taxpayer dollars.
You're the one being "a little cute" by suggesting that taxpayer funds might have to be used.
This post has been edited 6 times, most recently by UncleLar 19 months ago
Uncle lar I am not being cute at all. Cash is fungible. Non dedicated investment funds go to pay for various costs of the university. State dollars go into the university general fund and are comingled. They are fungible as well. The fact that the university has to lend the athletic dept the money is evidence enough that the finances in the athletic dept are insufficient. The fact of the matter is university funds, from a state sponsored university, are being used. That is a plenty strong enough argument to support the actions of the legislature which I personally support.
So when is this bill going to the floor? What's the timeline?
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