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"A Penn State board of trustee member filed an appeal Monday afternoon with the NCAA over sanctions levied against the university after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.
Three other trustees joined the appeal, which states that the consent decree university president Rodney Erickson signed with the NCAA agreeing to the sanctions is "null and void" because Erickson "lacked the legal authority" to enter into such an agreement without the board's approval."
A Penn State Board of Trustee member filed an appeal Monday afternoon with the NCAA over sanctions levied against the university after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.
I see them getting the penalties reduced quite a bit.
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I don't. President signed off. Board in general does not support appealing (a few trustees do from what it sounds like, but most do not from what we can tell). The NCAA will not take the appeal and I doubt the federal courts give them the time of day without support from the university.
So stupid. This will only piss off the NCAA and drag this out longer. The penalties may just get worse.
I don't, I see them getting hit even harder.
I dream of a day when chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
I am far from any sort of legal expert, but in how could the NCAA sanction Penn State in the first place for something that wasn't giving them a competitive advantage?
I hate to say it like that, and am not trying to make light of the tragedy, but I was aware that the NCAA was limited to sanctioning programs who had given themselves some sort of competitive advantage? Or am I way off?
Penn State is lucky for the situation they're in right now. They potentially faced a 4-year death penalty. I would drop it.
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Doubt that too. If the NCAA goes harder, then PSU doesn't have to accept them and can file a real appeal to the infractions committee. I don't think the NCAA wants any appeal at all, so they just want the courts to dismiss the case and move on.
Yeah, I'm not touching that one...
PSU fighting the fight, just like Jay Paterno.
The whole premise is that PSU didn't do anything but to "protect the program" huge .... No no
I'm not trolling BTW. I honestly do not see how that was a competitive advantage, and thus do not see how the NCAA can legally sanction Penn State.
Side note: I actually think Penn State should pay some sort of punishment, but if it isn't a lawful one then I don't.
I know you're not trolling, but it's quite the touchy subject that has been discussed many many times.
Players already transfered, and the aura is tarnished until the next generation. Just serve the sanctions and move on.
Does this mean they are also fighting the Big Ten sanctions? If so... send them to the WAC
Imo, it comes down purely to lack of institutional control and PSU is the textbook case of what that means. The leadership of the university in all phases contributed. Textbook case. There could be no better example of lack of institutional control. The competitive advantage comes from them hiding the fact that they had a child rapist on the coaching staff and around the school. If that had went public it could/would have had a huge impact on how well they competed. In essence their silence was the competitive advantage. Just my take on how the NCAA could argue their right to sanction. The rules always have gray areas.
The President of the University, President of BOT, and their legal council all signed off on the sanctions. How in the world do you then appeal them. Just another example that the school lacks institutional control. That BOT should have already resigned, people really need to start raising hell to get that board cleared and start over.
I hope the PSU destroys the NCAA. No single person in an organization should have the power to offer the ultimatum Emmert gave PSU.
The NCAA sanctions serve no purpose in stopping something like this happening again. It was a pure PR move.
If we could get rid of them they would be gone by now.
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Some people on here apparently have no idea what constitutes LOIC. Might want to read up on it...
Scored 4 touchdowns...in a single game. Polk High!
Edit: Over reacted, my mistake man.
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He wasn't talking about you based on the posts in this thread.
Hmmm, well I got the wrong impression then.
My mistake, I over reacted
So wait this is just a few trustees appealing without the majority of the board? How the heck is your leadership this messed up for such a smart school? Schools that aren't even on the same level academically are laughing at the idiots of your leadership.
But that same insider, as well as nearly a dozen others contacted by ESPN.com in recent days, acknowledged that Emmert and top NCAA leadership couldn't have taken the unprecedented measures announced Monday if they'd played by normal rules. There is general agreement that while what transpired at Penn State was both criminal and heinous, it might not have violated NCAA rules as written in the hefty rulebook and policed by its enforcement staff.
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