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I firmly believe the sanctions will be reduced (or completely lifted) via an out of court negotiation with the NCAA. I think 2013 is the last year we have a bowl ban, and I think we get schollies added back. I think we will pull in a top 20 class in 2014 and will be a force to be reckoned with. And to think how far we would have gone backwards had he left.
I love your enthusiasm, but lets not get ahead of ourselves just yet.
I sincerely hope you're right about the sanctions, but I'm not buying it. I'll be glad to eat crow on that one.
I actually don't think the chances are that great if it goes to court. But I think the NCAA does not want it in court. Pennsylvania suing them is much different than a player or a school. And if they really did act outside their own bylaws, then it's a bit of egg on their face. Also, Pennsylvania has the money for a long, drawn-out case..another thing the NCAA would likely try to avoid. I would be happy with everything cut in half. That could be seen as a win-win. The NCAA still imposed sanctions, and we are effected to a much lesser extent.
This post was edited by I_Billieve 18 months ago
Dominate The State
Not sure if this has been posted, but it looks like Corman is filing a lawsuit.
Looks like the NCAA is going to see piling on at it's finest. I wonder how many other law suits are out there ready to be filed. I think the Paternos have one the former players have one. Hope this stretches the NCAA resources. Anyone with legal knowledge care to chime in how an entity deals with multiple lawsuits simultaneously. I would have to think this would be undesirable.
Yep, NCAA will answer and file motion to dismiss suit, probably on a number of grounds. If the state can get past the early procedural stuff and have a court find there's enough to go to trial, then discovery starts and that's when NCAA will seek to negotiate.
This post was edited by Ehoffman 18 months ago
"Penn State has taken a lot of punches in the last six months and it's time to punch back" - BOB
"A bowl game ain't nothing but a vacation." - Gerald Hodges
This is very, very encouraging imo..... like you said, piling on these lawsuits puts enormous financial pressure on the NCAA. I know they pull in a lot of revenue each year - as has been posted on this board - but I have not seen their bottom-line net result, factoring in expenses..... If former players also file, the Paterno's have their own independent investigation and another likely lawsuit - this all bodes well for reduced or completely thrown out sanctions......
Just a quick question.... how does it work on this board when a post is started by a non-VIP post and then VIP members reply? Does it automatically go in as a VIP post (and then not seen by non-VIP members) ? I would really like to hear everyone's opinion on my original post, but can't see them all.... I know one way to remedy this is to sign up myself, but - at the moment - my budget has other higher priorities....... just curious.
Here's some thoughts from a non-lawyer FWIW:
- If it goes to court come down to judicial philosophy: Activists may throw this out (depending on their feelings about the case) since to them end justifies the means. If judge is an strict constructionist type we win as they clearly don’t have the authority.
- There should be some desire to bring this case to court for quick adjudication. This IMO definitely fits the case of "justice delayed is justice denied" - the longer these penalties are in force the more residual damage is done.
- The unusual bedfellows of 1. the cultural elite (NY times, etc) & 2. Rabid sports competitors, have, in the main, lined up against us. There are a considerable number of "the folks" who sense that the NCAA did just what the suit accuses them of and have sympathy for us.
MIght not be a bad strategy. Give the NCAA a little taste of the...drip, drip, drip, feeling to keep them up at night. Would be nice for a class action suit by PA businesses to follow on the heels of the 2 suits already in the queue.
If you reply to a VIP post, it goes VIP obviously. A lot of the time I think VIP posters post not knowing it's going to be VIP.
You aren't missing much. Just a range of opinions on the lawsuit. None of them know the future. Well, except new-era. He is always spot on.
Saw a great post on a PSU football page on Facebook:
"HELP WANTED! Defense attorneys! Call Mark Emmert @ 1-800-JACKASS, or email email@example.com."
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