Monday, September 8

PS4RS Statement on NCAA Sanction Reductions


"We are very happy that some of the sanctions have been rescinded. This is great news for the football team, and the entire unfairly punished Penn State community. However, there are still wrongs to be righted. The Freeh conclusions are not supported by evidence, and they never should have been used as a pretext for sanctioning Penn State. We are disheartened by false rationalizations that Penn State has somehow changed or atoned to deserve this “reward.” Penn State athletics programs have ALWAYS demonstrated the highest level of integrity. Three years after their indictment, the three Penn State administrators have yet to have their day in court due to mysterious appeals by Penn State and clandestine document sealing by the PA court system. Prosecutor Frank Fina has publicly stated that there was no evidence to support the Freeh Report’s conclusion that Joe Paterno was aware of or participated in a cover up. Further, the NCAA’s new sexual assault reporting handbook instructs coaches around the country to do exactly what Paterno did in 2001. There is no basis for ANY of the sanctions and they must be entirely rescinded.”


  1. The reduction in the sanctions is a start, but there is much more to be corrected.

  2. Ray,

    Thanks for posting this item here. And, while I’m happy for the team that the NCAA finally did away with the sanctions, I have mixed emotions.

    The “crowing” by BOT members has already begun with an absolutely nauseating statement by Masser. Had I not read Barron’s letter about civility, I might have emailed Masser, but opted not to do so. After four edits it was still pretty low on the civility scale and I couldn’t get all the profanity out of it, so I sent it to trash.

    Kevin Horne has a pretty good item on this at Onward State and I hope there’s more to come here and through PS4RS. We certainly won’t get anything but massive back patting from the trustees.

  3. A very civil, restrained, concise and accurate response.

  4. I could not agree more, especially the "crowing" as if they had anything to do with the rescinding of the sanctions. When can we vote Frazier off the B?