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in light of the miami situation, does anyone think that emmert hired someone on freehs staff to update him on findings at psu? This would explain to me how emmert had already read the freeh report so soon after its release. Given the ncaas "culture" it doesnt seem to be that much of a reach. If standing is granted the ncaa will have plenty of hard questions to answer.
I think he had his mind made up before the report came out. Just like the elite media.
NCAA had people sitting in on the Freeh meetings throughout that was allowed by PSU.
There is no way in hell that Emmert read the report. All he did was watch the press conference like everyone else.
They were also given drafts of the report prior to its release...
Another great idea by our bonehead BOT.
You guys see this?
Pennsylvania Congressman Charlie Dent is seeking to have NCAA reinstate the 40 scholarships taken from Penn State as part of its sanctions
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This post was edited by JDpsu 15 months ago
hopefully we can keep pilin' on the NCAA.....main thing hinges on the Corbett suit.
Interesting... Wonder if that could lead to another lawsuit?
I'm all for this, and any politician trying to look good to their PA constituents. Pile on boys.
Nice. The more pressure on the NCAA the better.
I dont think he read more than a paragraph of the report. Hes said multiple things that demonstrate a lack of understanding of the situation.
Removing wins to 98 shows how little he read.
"We have a culture of integrity. That's not new at Penn State and that's not going to get old at Penn State."
I can't wait for Emmert's standard statement about the above mentioned filing..."PSU signed the decent decree and that's that..." blah blah blah...haha
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
I'm all for added pressure, but this doesn't address the issue that is at hand here. The NCAA has taken scholarships from many schools for decades and it is has done so completely legally and appropriately in accordance with their bylaws. AS such, I'm not sure how much this angle is helpful other than simply being further annoyance to the NCAA.
The issue here isn't the NCAA's ability to strip scholarships. It has done that without challenge for decades. The issue is doing so in this specific instance and outside of their bylaws, which isn't addressed here at all.
The whole thing with all of these is at least one has to reach some kind of courtroom. When that happens and "real" investigators are allowed to investigate the NCAA I think the NCAA will look to make some kind of deal.
The NCAA really doesn't want anyone nosing around in their business for any matters. Until then we can only hope.
Maybe so. Maybe not.
1. They didn't launch a lawsuit. At this point its a PR project that requires attention while handling all of their other issues.
2. A suit can be brought to challenge precedent (on behalf of the students). Whether its successful long term, who knows? Regardless, it will require some effort of ncaa to defend ... Another thing to manage during a time of crisis at the trade association known as ncaa.
indeed. There is something to be said for the PR aspect and required effort on the behalf of the NCAA.
I was kind of expecting the NAACP to be interested in scholarship losses here. I believe they have argued before against such things based on the fact that such sanctions disproportionately affect minority students. I'm not sure what PSU's ratio is of minority athletes to white athletes on the football team though. Either way, 40 less kids will be getting a chance to attend college on scholarship and many of those kids will be Black. That's the kind of thing the NAACP usually sticks their head into or at least comments on.
It is obvious that Emmert did not take the time to educate himself on the actual facts surrounding the PSU scandal. In an interview, he was asked why he chose 1998 as the year for starting the vacating of wins. He responded by saying, "to him that was the time when they began to overlook......" Obviously, he was unaware that in 1998, JS was investigated with no charges filed. PSU has zero involvement or guilt. That is a fact. For this bozo to not even know the basic facts or when PSU may have become involved makes him a total embarrassment to himself and the NCAA.
There's something a little bass-ackwards in this statement
"Dent told the NCAA that if it did not reinstate the scholarships, it should return to the university an amount of money equal to the cost of providing 40 scholarships to the university. The sanctions include a $60 million fine and a four-year ban on postseason participation."
The Nittany Lion Club is actually saving money by not having to pay for those scholarships. There's nothing stopping the NLC from contributing the money that they are saving to the University's general scholarship fund. If I were the NCAA, that's how I'd respond to the congressman.
This post was edited by UncleLar 15 months ago
Yeah, I didn't get that one.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by matt8cb3 15 months ago
Sounds about right to me. IF and that is a pretty big IF PA gets standing in Federal Court. Unlike many, I think Corbett filed the suit for politcal purposes and has nothing to lose. If it gets thrown out, he can say he challenged the NCAA, either way it improves the way people think of him related to PSU:
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