Gov. Corbett's move all about politics
Greg Couch has been a national columnist at AOL Fanhouse and The Sporting News and an award-winning columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. He was featured twice in "Best American Sports Writing" and was recognized this year by the US Tennis Writers Association for best column writing and match coverage.
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#1 Jan 2, 2013
Grand standing for the PSU fan VOTE. Grobbling for money for child abuse programs have to fund through state taxes. Paying off yet another PSU favor-first a tardy prosecution now complaining about a penalty that the university itself agreed to.
Tommy Boy has to realize that the PSU elite would not hand out free money even if they had some guilt. The PSU administration was smart enough to realize where there's smoke there's fire and probably more fire. And there certain things you do not try to minimize.
Alot of too harsh sanctions whiners have to realize the PSU program of the last decade is from the fruit of the poisonous tree ie able to recruit and capitalize on a Joe Paterno contrived squeaky clean image.
To top it off Penn State University is not a full fledged state university. They are exempt from alot of the usual contraints a full fledged state university. So basically the governor is protesting on behalf of a psuedo private entity.
#2 Jan 3, 2013
I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a new feature on WhiteHouse.gov , and ask for your support. Will you add your name to mine? If this petition gets 25,000 signatures by February 02, 2013, the White House will review it and respond!
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You can view and sign the petition here:
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*Support PA Governor Tom Corbett vs. NCAA*
In the case of Pennsylvania State University and the sanctions applied to the school and more so the football team by the NCAA; the NCAA has overstepped their boundaries. The NCAA is not a lawmaking body nor should they be treated or allowed to pose or act as one. The wrong people are suffering as a result of these sanctions. I propose that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett be supported in his effort to have the sanctions dismissed or at the very least significantly reduced. The football players had nothing to do with these crimes. I urge you to do the right thing here and stand behind them now, stand behind Governor Corbett and stop allowing Sports Organizations to act as a court of law in legal litigation they have no business participating in.
#3 Jan 3, 2013
The NCAA is not a law making body. They are a governing body to which Penn State agreed to adhere to their rules AND RULINGS.
It is a national college sports organization. Their rules don't affect the public. Participating in sports governed by the NCAA is a voluntary decision on part of the college and players for that matter.
Even though the players didn't have anything to do with Sandusky's past crimes they benefited from a program that benefited from covering up Sandusky's crimes-fruit of the poisonous tree. It shouldn't be business as usual.
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