Given the number of people who have spoken out publicly against Spanier's style of governance, he's going to have quite a battle.
He has no reputation for lying...
He has no reputation for lying...
believe what you want
Stop weeping over the legacy of any sports program and start paying attention to the children who, I repeat, were victims of sexual assault and rape
Over the next three days, the final agreement was hammered out.
There was almost no change in the penalties initially prescribed by the NCAA’s general counsel in that July 19 call. “No one should ever perceive this as being a negotiation,” Marsh noted.
It would include a four-year ban on bowl games and other postseason play. It would allow players to transfer immediately if they wanted to. It contained a reduction in football scholarships and a $60 million fine.
But in a victory of sorts for Penn State, there still would be football, and there still would be football on television.
Penn State had successfully pointed to its clean record in its sports programs, Marsh said.
It got credit for commissioning the internal examination by former FBI Director Louis Freeh and letting his investigators have free rein to find what they could.
It got credit for taking swift action to remove Paterno, Curley and President Graham Spanier shortly after Sandusky’s arrest.
Spanier, emails disclosed in the Freeh Report have said, supported decisions not to report a witness account of a shower-room incident between Sandusky and a boy to university police or any other investigative authorities.
Spanier, along with Paterno, who died in January, were fired. Curley was placed on leave, and Schultz retired.
And, finally, the university got credit for agreeing to its punishment.
“Had Penn State not been as forthright and open about this, had Penn State not been as decisive as they were, I don’t know what the outcome would have been, but I suspect it would have been significantly worse,” Emmert said last week.
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A young man who testified against Jerry Sandusky sued Penn State on Friday for its "deliberate and shameful" handling of complaints that the former assistant football coach behaved inappropriately and sexually toward boys.
The suit filed by the person known as Victim 1 at Sandusky's trial said university officials made deliberate decisions not to report Sandusky to authorities.
It described their actions as "a function of (Penn State's) purposeful, deliberate and shameful subordination of the safety of children to its economic self-interests, and to its interest in maintaining and perpetuating its reputation."
University Park, Pa. -- A crowd of about 350 packed the lawn of Penn State's administration building Saturday as alumni, faculty and students demanded the resignations of Gov. Tom Corbett, President Rodney Erickson and members of the Board of Trustees.
The Old Main building was the site for Saturday morning's "Rally for Resignation," which was organized by a group of alumni who are unhappy with the university's handling of the events surrounding the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, as well as the board's firing of football coach Joe Paterno last fall.
A few protesters held signs with messages such as "Resign Now!!" and "Remember, remember the ninth of November," the day Paterno was fired. Nearly every person in the crowd also sported T-shirts containing messages such as "Fire 'em all" and "The Freeh report is a lie."
just goes to show than penn st will get no credit for attempting to fall on their sword and for denying the former leaders of the institution justice. the current leaders have failed penn st at least as much as did the old leaders.