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Has Hot Rod apologized for her comments yet? I haven't been able to check yet.
Great statement by UM. You can practically change all of about 5 words in that statement and apply it here. But Erickson is gutless.
Let's not forget that Erickson as Provost negotiated and approved JS's retirement package and access. HE is way more to blame than Joe. Joe DID NOT approve access it was Erickson. He's the highest level administrator who survived why?
I do agree he is just a puppet for Surma, Frazier, Peetz, Corbett, and Co.
It is doubtful that Erickson, as a provost, knew what went down. Really there is no evidence that he was involved in any way with the 2001 or 1998 incidents.
My point was if Erickson didn't approve JS's access none of this would have happened. Granted it's hindsight but this jackass and the BOT didn't give Joe the benefit of the doubt.
There is no conclusive evidence Joe knew about both and he said he didn't. What's the difference?
What do you mean knew what went down? Nobody said he knew or covered up anything, they are simply stating I believe that it is fact that Erickson signed off on the retirement package that gave JS some pretty nice and unprecedented campus access.
Seems to me Rod just signs his name without thinking about the results.
Oh come on now. If Erickson didn't know what happened, why would he not sign it? Sandsuky was a pillar in the community, was part of a (seemingly) fantastic charity and was a long, long time coach. He did feel uneasy about giving Sandusky "Emeritus" status, but he was convinced to do so by others.
It's unfair to fault Erickson for that when he didn't know about the transgressions.
Look, I don't want to get into this because people are going to assume that I am nailing Joe with this comment, but the difference between knowing absolutely nothing and knowing a watered down version of what occurred is pretty great. I have argued in the past week that all signs point to Paterno not knowing enough of what went down to villify him, but at the same time, he did know something. If it were his decision to make and not Erickson's, you would expect that he would have a different view of the situation than someone who knew absolutely nothing.
Please don't take that for more than what it is.
I'm not arguing with you. I agree with your points... except I will never defend Rod in any way.
I'm simply being as ridiculous as the media, Emmert, Freeh, the BOT...
LOL... I understand. I really do.
I also think people need to acknowledge that it's a whole lot easier to criticize the NCAA when they admit they made a mistake. They will never admit they made a mistake with PSU and some people around the country support the sanctions PSU got.
Dominate The State
I blame the guy they hired to deal with the NCAA. Gene Marsh was it? Totally worthless and just another bad hire by the BoT (Along with Freeh)
Sucks that PSU has such weak leadership.
Put your money on Donna Shalala. She is fighting the way you have to in college sports ... dirty. This is classic. One day, NCAA president Mark Emmert admits his organization was out of control in its investigation of the Miami athletic department for its dealings with scuzzball booster Nevin Shapiro. The next day, the NCAA gives Miami its notice of allegations anyway, including the Big One: Lac Donna Shalala and Miami can win this fight vs. NCAA president Mark Emmert
"I like your head, it's a good look." - James Franklin, to a bald reporter asking a question.
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