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NCAA Decimates Penn State Football, But is it Justified?

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A day after Penn State removed its statue of legendary football coach Joe Paterno, the NCAA brought crippling sanctions against Penn State’s football program. The NCAA fined the program $60 million, a sum equivalent to the annual gross revenue of the football program, which must be given as endowments to programs preventing child sex abuse. The NCAA also banned Penn ...

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Sandusky's Lawyer Confirms No Plea Deal

Joe Amendola, lawyer, ex-Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky, confirmed Wednesday that no plea bargain would be pursued. On Tuesday Amendola waived Sandusky’s right to preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual abuse and requested a trial by jury. He then spoke for over three hours with reporters.  He spent the time bringing the credibility of key witness, ...

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Three Bills for One Tragedy – Penn State & California-style Solutions

By now the tragic, shocking events that transpired at Penn State are common public knowledge.  Ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was re-arrested last week on new charges of child molestation.  That brings the charges against him up to more than 50 counts.  Longtime coach Joe Paterno lost his job as the investigation continues.  The entire scandal from top to bottom ...

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Joe Paterno Issues Statement on Penn State Board's Decision

State College, Pa., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — I am disappointed with the Board of Trustees’ decision, but I have to accept it. A tragedy occurred, and we all have to have patience to let the legal process proceed. I appreciate the outpouring of support but want to emphasize that everyone should remain calm and please respect the university, its property and ...

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