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My question is this.... if the NCAA can do whatever they want then why did they make PSU sign the consent decree? If the NCAA thought they could do whatever they wanted and knew it would hold up in court they wouldn't have required the decree and would have just handed down the punishment and moved on. They know it wouldn't hold up that's why they wanted PSU to sign the decree!
Dominate The State
Legal battles are expensive win or lose. Investigations are expensive. Due process is expensive. You have terrible logic.
60 million dollars is also expensive
Nothing surprises me anymore. I think most of the BOT are charter members of AAM chapter 6 7/8.
I have read estimates of $500 million dollars in losses related to the sanctions. That is 2 million billable hours (228 earth years) @ $250 per hour.
I was only talking about why the NCAA would do everything it can to avoid any possible gray area even if they were 100% guaranteed to win in court. Somehow a guy here interpreted that behavior as a sign that they would lose in court. I would love to be optimistic here but psu is totally at the mercy of the NCAA.
PSU is totally at the mercy of the BOT, not the NCAA.
Why does this not surprise me. http://www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/penn-state-trustee-joel-myers-says-special-meeting-sunday-violates-university-charter-1110536/
I thought that the first paragraph was actually a good sign. I dunno though.
So we're up to 4 BOT members that have shown they are not completely mindless drones now? Progress!!!
The board, the governor and the ncaa, want to bury this as soon as possible. They will do everything necessary to get this done, even Illegal actives. They will just paid a fine, at a small cost. What the hell, they already agreed to pay 60 million without reading the report, what a couple thousand more.
The BOT need to overhaul their rules. In modern society, not having the option to meet on a Sunday is asinine. I imagine that for many BOT members, the weekend is the most convenient time to meet.
We can't on the one hand deride the time and pace for the BOT to take action, and then nickel and dime them by daring to hold a meeting on a Sunday. These rules seem to be a vestige of a time that no longer exists. I am sure they are violating a rule that says they have to sunshine the meeting via telegram.
That letter is awesome and right on the mark. I really hope they follow his recommendations. The first paragraph sounds like they have already decided to delay any final decision...at least I hope that is what it means.
I think the longer they can delay this vote, the greater the chances of a rejection o the decree.
So the BoT is trying to get the NCAA sanctions ratified ASAP to avoid any more external investigations that could/would publicly expose the negligence of the BoT during the whole Sandusky fiasco that would place partial fault on their shoulders. They spend a boat load of the schools money to fund an investigation that points the finger the other way and ultimately that's the way they're going to keep it.
Well done BoT.
That’s a good letter from Myers. It puts the board members on notice that a vote this Sunday might violate the University charter and fail to sweep the issue under the rug and put it behind them like they are hoping, but could stir up additional controversy regarding their action or lack thereof, and also expose them to liability for failure to exercise due care and their fiduciary obligations to the school. It’s a nicely veiled hint that the trustees might have some personal exposure.
It’s simple enough for the trustees to agree that they will voluntarily begin implementing some of the recommendations in the Freeh report and some of the sanctions in the consent decree, but are withholding any acceptance of either one pending full and complete review of each.
Was Myers part of McCombie's minority group of BOTs, or is his letter maybe some sign of movement by trustees toward taking a more thoughtful and thorough review of the consent decree, its ramifications, and the manner in which it was crammed down on Erickson?
That is exactly what they should be doing here.
7 as of 2:30 EST today. Need 8 more to table the vote.
+1.....It's time to grow a pair and fight this injustice. But we all know the BOT and some posters here are pacifist.
This post was edited by TpaFan 23 months ago
Would be interesting to know if the NCAA and PSU have had discusions concerning the appeal and law suits.
How much you wanna bet the live web feed server crashes tonight because of demand?
I hope thats not the case, but if it is im sure there will be a transcript of it posted.
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