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August 7, 2012, 09:16 PM
Former Penn State players have challenged the NCAA's ruling of vacated wins, and former Board of Trustees have also challenged the fines and four year ban. I would bet any amount, that the Federal Court in Pennsylvania will overturn everything.

The NCAA has one job, to make sure that sports are fair...they are not judge, jury, and executioner. What they did may have been the right thing to do morally...but that is not for them to decide, that is for the courts.
August 7, 2012  09:55 PM ET

What would be even worse, is if the Federal court does in fact overturn all of the sanctions, and Penn State walks with no sanctions from the NCAA whatsoever other than the 9 players that have transferred and the recruits they already have and will lose.

August 7, 2012  10:25 PM ET

Penn State = okay to molest children. As long as nobody tells.

August 7, 2012  10:26 PM ET

The powers that be at Penn State should spend some time worrying about the prison trustee. They aren't out of the woods yet.

August 7, 2012  10:35 PM ET
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The powers that be at Penn State should spend some time worrying about the prison trustee. They aren't out of the woods yet.

They certainly have more to worry about than the NCAA sanctions. What's crazy is the school accepted the penalties. Yet some people want to fight for them..?

August 7, 2012  10:37 PM ET

I don't understand it. They dropped the ball now they have to take their lumps.

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August 8, 2012  07:32 AM ET

Most likley a court of law will be deciding if the NCAA overstepped their authority in the sanctions/penalties they handed down. Lawyers are lining up now!!!

August 8, 2012  12:17 PM ET

What they did may have been the right thing to do morally...but that is not for them to decide, that is for the courts.




If only Paterno and the leaders at PSU had used this example!

Instead, they did the least they could do, that still fell within the legal guidelines. Never once giving a thought to what was the morally right thing to do.

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August 8, 2012  03:11 PM ET
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Nobody said that, they said the courts should make those decisions. But if the NCAA can make that kind of decisions, then, I think the Red Cross should penalize all men $1000.00 since a woman only makes 77 cent for every dollar, that a man makes. I guess it is OK to make women second class citizens.

My mother earned more money than my father did. Just saying.

August 8, 2012  03:11 PM ET
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That is immoral...and maybe illegal.But that jurisdiction resides with the courts.

Are you a lawyer?

August 8, 2012  03:28 PM ET
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Are you a lawyer?

duh...he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.

August 8, 2012  03:58 PM ET
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I don't understand it. They dropped the ball now they have to take their lumps.

They're fighting because they think it's BS their wins are being taken away when they, nor were any player, involved in what went down. They are basically saying take it from Joe. Not us. In a way, I can see what they are fighting for. But I am not sure I agree with them doing it.
The NCAA had to do something, I agree. But the thing is...this time no players were involved and there is no solid proof of what Joe knew and hid. Now, I think he knew the deal and hid it, but maybe didn't really realize it? I don't know. But they are also getting mad because it is most likely that the three men in charge will walk. While Joe gets stripped of everything and the players are punished. Yet the president, director, etc... get nothing. 1998 was investigated and no charges were pressed. 2001 on is a different story.

At least that's what I am taking from it. Not saying I agree or what not... but that's what I'm thinking is going on here.

August 8, 2012  04:00 PM ET
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Penn State = okay to molest children. As long as nobody tells.

ignorance .

August 8, 2012  04:01 PM ET
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What would be even worse, is if the Federal court does in fact overturn all of the sanctions, and Penn State walks with no sanctions from the NCAA whatsoever other than the 9 players that have transferred and the recruits they already have and will lose.

But who would that be worse for?

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August 8, 2012  04:36 PM ET
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My mother earned more money than my father did. Just saying.

Same here!

August 8, 2012  04:47 PM ET
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But who would that be worse for?

society

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