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In order to reverse the sanctions, or have them reduced - we need as much 'official' pressure on the NCAA as possible. Make no mistake about it, lawsuits require money and resources to defend. The more people, institutions or even states sue the NCAA, the weaker they are....and the more legitimacy is added to the argument that they over-stepped their bounds. Now that Freeh has officially responded to the Paterno Report, it is time to take legal action.
I agree. Unless a judge a rules in favor of Penn State, this is and will always be a losing battle in the court of public opinion.
BacardiBuckeye: "But in all honesty I like Penn State, I want to see Penn State do good that's why I check this board everyday." 4/2/14
F*** the court of public opinion. I'm done with that. People have a right to their opinion and let them cling on to their version of the truth/fact, which frankly, i dont give a flying f*** about. All i care about is the truth (because my university was severly harmed) and a hope that that assclown Emmert gets publicly humilated (on national tv) and gets fired for his rush to judgement and by passing all protocol. I_Billieve, you are absolutely right.. More pressure needs to be put on the NCAA, and they will cave.. Not just because of all the money it will cost them to fight all these suits in court, but also because they know that they were wrong and messed up big time by handing us all these unprecedented sanctions, based on the flawed Freeh report.
F*** Freeh.. F*** the NCAA.. and a big and special F*** You to Emmert..
Why do you have so many words in your post with stars in them????
I think they are letting all parties involved a few days to actually read and respond accordingly. If nobody acts on it, you can believe a lawsuit will occur and I'm sure it is already written. It's just a matter of when to drop it. The timing of everything thus far has been cacluated. They leaked the OTL piece on Friday. Sunday it is on the weekend following the Superbowl which is a slow time. Next day you have Jay on air in addition to Sue. They are making very calculated moves right now and know that people are not going to change their minds overnight if at all.
I'm pretty sure this lawsuit is coming....it's just a matter of when.
"One man didn't build this program and one man sure as hell cannot tear it down."
As I noted in an earlier deleted post (before MTayl hijacked it), I would love to be an NCAA attorney now. The billing hours will be historic.
Agree 100%. I think there actually could be 2 coming.
One the Paternos vs. Freeh for defamation.
The other will be bigger- Paternos, lettermen, ? alumni, etc. vs. the NCAA. It will be interesting to see the NCAA's response to this. They can't bury their heads in the sand and hope this goes away. Emmert's response will be telling on how quickly the suit is filed. If he comments that he is standing behind his decision to use the Freeh report as the basis of the sanctions, the suit will be filed within days (in my opinion).
Paterno family has until July 2013 to file the defamation / slander / libel lawsuit. I think it would help Curley, Spanier & Schultz if they filed sooner rather than later since they might be able to geta few people under deposition.
The lawsuit will likely be filed against NCAA and FREEH and possibly PSU Board of Trustees. Under Pa law, he may also file against the news organization that repeated this info, such as ESPN, NY TIMES, etc.
This should get interesting!!!
I got the same sentiment, they are giving the NCAA some time to react, and may have already given them a deadline. Time to flex the muscles of Penn State.
Good news potentially on a new lawsuit. This from the ESPN article about Knight's statements yesterday:
On Sunday, Wick Sollers, the Paterno family lawyer, declined to say whether a lawsuit is in the works against the NCAA. But sources say a large group of plaintiffs, including students, faculty, alumni, members of Penn State's board of trustees and the Paterno family, are discussing filing a lawsuit against the NCAA in the coming weeks. The NCAA is already fighting a lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, a member of Penn State's board of trustees, seeking to overturn the sanctions.
There will be a lawsuit.
I think the group on Oustide the Lines clearly insinuated that the NCAA needs to take action on their volition, and if not, they will take action.
From what I have heard, the NCAA was informed on Friday, February 1st by a law firm in Philadelphia that they will be suing them. This is not believed to be the Paternos. My guess is this is the suit from the lettermen or BOT member McCombie. I believe the Paternos will be suing both the NCAA and Penn State (being they are the owners of the Freeh report).
Could the Paternos name BOT members specifically?
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