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If I hadn't been to St. Louis in 2007, I would not have ever been west of the Mississippi.
State senators are the worst of the worst. Do nothing idiots always trying to make a name for themselves. Thats why the majority of Tea Party idiots are only local.
Penn State agreed to the sanctions. Tough titty case closed. If the state wins the lawsuit, then the NCAA can just say "alright you owe nothing......but play in the NAIA, we dont have to let you stay in the NCAA".
Governor to announce lawsuit against NCAA over PSU sanctions
January 1, 2013 4:45 pm
By Laura Olson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HARRISBURG -- Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to announce a lawsuit tomorrow against the NCAA regarding the sanctions that Penn State University agreed to last summer.
The federal lawsuit was first reported by Sports Illustrated this morning. A press release from the governor's office this afternoon said he will discuss the lawsuit at a news conference in State College.
State Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced last week that he was putting together legislation and his own lawsuit seeking to have money from Penn State's fine spent only within Pennsylvania.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/psu/governor-to-announce-lawsuit-against-ncaa-over-psu-sanctions-668614/#ixzz2GlbC5z6K
Hopefully this results in the sanctions getting removed.
This is not about getting the sanctions removed. It is about who controls the money. The politicians want to be in charge of doling out the money.
The commonwealth does not have legal standing to fight the sanctions. Penn State is legally not a state owned institution. It is a state related university.
Also the Governor and people who work for him are on the board of trustees. They did not object when the trustees accepted the sanctions. When the sanctions were announced where the money would go and who would distribute it was undetermined. As it is now set up most of the money would not be staying in Pennsylvania.
From a recent article
After imposing the sanctions, the NCAA said 25 percent of the money generated from the fine would be spent here. Corman said that is unacceptable.
“These are dollars that are raised through athletic ticket prices, things of that nature, that are raised mostly through Pennsylvanians that would go to benefit Pennsylvanians if it wasn’t taken away in this manner,” Corman said. “If we are going to pay for programs with this money, they should be programs here in Pennsylvania.”
The consent degree between Penn State and the NCAA says all sanctions must comply with state law. Corman believes his bill, if enacted, would dictate where the money must be spent, as long as the other aspects of the consent decree — including that the money cannot be spent on programs related to Penn State — are followed.
The NCAA did not answer any specific questions Thursday.
In a statement, Gov. Tom Corbett endorsed Corman’s bill.
“The NCAA, as an athletic trade association, overstepped its authority by forcing Penn State to endure harsh, unjustified and unprecedented punishment,” Corbett said. “To the extent that Sen. Corman’s legislation deals with financial sanctions, it is easy for me to give my support for that money to go to Pennsylvania organizations.”
If the money stays in Pennsylvania, it could pay for more victim services, community outreach and preventive programs, all of which advocates say are badly needed.
Services for victims of sexual assault in Pennsylvania have not received a state funding increase in 11 years, said Kristen Houser of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
Instead, the programs have endured small cuts in recent budgets. And because support services for rape victims often are one line item among many that support crime victims, some of the money dedicated to helping rape victims is used for other purposes, Houser said.
State Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre County, introduced a bill Thursday that would require the endowment created with the fine money to be spent on stopping sexual abuse in the state.
This lawsuit is really bad for PSU. Even if they win the NCAA can just fuck over PSU even worse.
The RCMB...is one of the most awful, alarming, inappropriate, disgusting, and offensive msg boards in the history of the internet.
That state didnt give a shit about spending money on Abuse services until their pride and joy icon went down.
If they want the sanctions lifted the B1G presidents should step in and threaten to finally kick them out and start the Realignment talks again with someone else. We dont have to worry about the championship game now with maryland and rutgers coming in.
Gov. Corbett's presser is ongoing. They are asking the court to throw out the sanctions and declare the consent decree illegal.
Onward State is doing a good job chronicling the press conference.
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Fine. Declare the consent decree illegal. Then the NCAA can go back and destroy PSU's football program.
Don't you need some sort of drinking club card to drink in bars in Utah? I've heard about their laws once, but I forget exactly how it works.
Your a retard.
Good luck with that argument. Btw Corbett is a total hypocrite. Anyone care to guess who the PA AG ignoring everything was right before the feds stepped in? If his office had done their job a little sooner, fewer kids probably would've fallen victim to Sandusky. Corbett is suing for one reason and one reason only. He's up for reelection next year and is trying to drum up a few votes from the PSU against world crowd.
You realize that the lawsuit has nothing to do with penn state right? Pennsylvania doesn't want taxpayer money used in other states and I agree with them.
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This..in the mean time Corbett will probably screw over PSU with either more sanctions or the threat of being kicked out of the NCAA or the conference. But Corbett has a point for suing the NCAA. He doesn't want to lose the money that his taxpayers are paying to fund other programs out of state.
This post was edited by Izzomsu 15 months ago
This..I read through the article above and this is what it means. It says that they don't mind PSU being used as an example but the money that goes to the NCAA should be funded for programs in PA and not elsewhere.
And Corbett will end up screwing himself as a result when everyone realizes that this lawsuit was beyond stupid.
There is a hell of a lot more to lose here for everyone involved than there is to gain. Even if the NCAA was powerless, the B1G will come down on PSU like a ton of bricks. What is PSU going to do then, sue the B1G? We'll just kick them out of the conference. With Rutgers and Maryland coming in, we can still have our championship game. Hell, I'm sure there are other schools that would fall over backwards to become team #14 in such a situation.
This post was edited by Jud Owns Digger 15 months ago
This says that they are seeking to have the sanctions overturned. It's also an antitrust suit.
Right. At best, he'll get a Pyrrhic victory out of this.
And a PR nightmare. This is going to look really bad.
The money involved is all athletic department money - PSU has a stand alone athletic department (just like every other university in the conference) thus it is not tax or tuition dollars that will be going to the abuse prevention fund.
This is a bunch of delusional PSU people trying to make an end run around the NCAA sanctions and the provisions of the consent decree. As I understand it, the consent decree was clear - challenge or reject this deal and you get the death penalty. As the Governor is clearly acting on behalf of PSU and an argument can be made that as Governor he is part of the state's university (even if PSU and the Commonwealth use a legal term of art like "state associated"), it's about time for them to say hello death penalty in Happy Valley (or leave the NCAA, I'm sure the NAIA would welcome them with open arms).
This post was edited by MSU x2 15 months ago
That's just like your opinion man
The Governor of PA is an ex officio member of the PSU Board of Trustees.
That's the best part. If the NCAA loses based on Corbett's arguments, then the NCAA could institute a rule that allows it to boot institutions that don't follow NCAA by-laws. Their first customer would be none other than PSU.
The PSU statement:
"The University is committed to full compliance with the Consent Decree, the Athletics Integrity Agreement and, as appropriate, the implementation of the Freeh report recommendations. We look forward to continuing to work with Sen. George Mitchell as the athletic integrity monitor for complete fulfillment of the Athletics Integrity Agreement. We recognize the important role that intercollegiate athletics provides for our student athletes and the wider University community. Penn State continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity in all aspects of our University and continues to be a world-class educational institution of which our students, faculty, staff and alumni can be justifiably proud."
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/psu/corbett-announces-suit-against-ncaa-over-penn-state-sanctions-668702/#ixzz2GqAfLEBK
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