Tags: penn | state | sanctions | corbett

Gov. Corbett: Penn State Sanctions Went Too Far

Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 11:38 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sanctions against Penn State went beyond punishing just the football program for the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
 
Corbett, a Penn State trustee, told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette he knew the NCAA sanctions against the school were coming, but didn’t know in advance what they would be — or how severe.
 
“The actions taken, though, go well beyond those who were responsible, or should have been responsible, and affect all those students up there [in State College],” he told the newspaper.
“It affects the psyche up there.”
 
The sanctions issued Monday banned Pennsylvania State University from bowl games for four years, fined the school $60 million, gutted it’s scholarship program, and voided all of the late coach Joe Paterno’s wins from 1998 through 2011, taking away his distinction as the winningest coach in college football.
 
The ruling came in response to a scathing report produced from an investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh concerning the role played by school officials, including Paterno, in covering up the Sandusky scandal.
 
Corbett, a Republican and a former top state prosecutor, didn’t address the report directly or any of the criminal and civil court matters in the case.
 
His concern, he told the newspaper, is how the sanctions will impact the Penn State community for years to come.
 
“I believe the university was turning things around on its own and I’m a little concerned at the overall impact,” he said of the NCAA sanctions. “But it is an association, the university belongs to it voluntarily, and I guess they have to play by their rules.”
 

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized With Pneumonia

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 23:27 PM

Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a sh . . .

Chicago Mayor's Teenage Son Mugged near Home

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 22:32 PM

A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's 17-year-old son was mugged near the family's home.Spokeswo . . .

Protesters Shut Down Part of Mall of America in Minnesota

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 22:25 PM

More than 1,500 protesters against police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, resul . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved