The Penn State lawsuit against the NCAA, in response to the harsh sanctions levied against them, is beginning to gain a little traction. Maybe. You might have heard about this. The Joe Paterno family, in conjunction with some Penn State board of trustees, Penn State faculty, as well as some former players and coaches, filed suit against the NCAA.
They hope to lift the NCAA sanctions levied in response to the Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal. The sanctions include Penn State being bowl ineligible for four college football seasons. Seems fair, right?
Not to the Paterno family and PSU community.
Let’s turn it over to Penn Live/Harrisburg Patriot-News for a bit:
Monday, more than 325 former Penn State State players and coaches announced their support of the lawsuit in a signed statement, according to multiple published reports. Penn State letterman Brian Masella sent a letter Monday announcing the players and coaches’ support, according to The Centre Daily Times and The Morning Call of Allentown.
The list of players supporting the lawsuit against the NCAA include Steve Smear, former PSU player and coach Tom Bradley, Chuck Fusina, Mike Guman, Franco Harris, Todd Blackledge and Paul Posluszny.
SHOCKING that Franco Harris is among the group who signed off on this; as he’s Captain of the Penn State myopic groupthink team. Tom Bradley is no surprise either as he did nothing other than regurgitate Penn State talking points during his very brief regime. Bradley could have been a voice of reason and/or a fresh start when he took the reigns from Paterno. Instead he was just an extension of what went on at Penn State during the Paterno era. I am exceedingly disappointed in Posluszny. He was a decent role model for all the LB prospects who come to “Linebacker U.” After hearing this I have to say “was” not “is.”
This Penn State lawsuit is beyond ridiculous; and it’s really nothing more than individuals submerging their own singular identity in order to assimilate to the collective herd.
By the way, Bill O’Brien got a million dollar raise today. He does good work. He did a nice job last season; especially given the situation he inherited.
Also you NEED to listen to this parody of the Penn State fight song. It’s about Chicago sports talk radio show Boers and Bernstein. “B&B” on WSCR 670 The Score do real reporting on Penn State and the horrific atrocities committed there. Other media outlets simply do not.
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