Friday, January 22

PS4RS Press Statement on PA Superior Court Ruling

PRESS STATEMENT (my emphasis added)
PA Superior Court Ruling Upends Case Against Penn State Admins
January 22, 2016 —— Members of Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship are pleased with today’s ruling by the Superior Court of Pennsylvania resulting in the dismissal of multiple charges against Penn State administrators. The ruling dismisses the charges of perjury, obstruction of justice and conspiracy against Penn State administrators Tim Curley, Gary Schultz and Graham Spanier. But we are not finished. All we have asked since November 2011 is for due process for everyone involved. Unfortunately, the Penn State Board of Trustees, their hired gun Louis Freeh, and the opportunistic NCAA all ignored the concept that is the very foundation of our country. Each rushed to judgment and in the process impugned loyal, respectable, generous and -- most of all -- innocent men. The court overturned the despicable violation of these men’s constitutional rights by the Office of the Attorney General in collusion with former Penn State trustee and Counsel Cynthia Baldwin. Their actions have cost the state's flagship university hundreds of millions of dollars and caused untold anguish for hundreds of thousands of Penn State alumni and supporters.
It is a travesty that Jerry Sandusky and his use of The Second Mile to prey on at-risk children was not identified sooner by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. It is inexcusable that he was not promptly indicted by then-Attorney General Tom Corbett and his deputy, Frank Fina. As we have contended from Day One, this was never a Penn State problem. It was – and still very much is -- a state of Pennsylvania problem.

Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship (PS4RS), with more than 40,000 members nationwide, was formed to promote positive change within the University Board of Trustees, demanding transparent, trustworthy leadership. For further information on PS4RS, please, email, or go to Follow PS4RS on Twitter at @PS4RS

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