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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Corbett's lawsuit against NCAA seen by many as political move

Corbett's lawsuit against NCAA seen by many as political move

By PennLive.com

Gov. Tom Corbett decision to file an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA on behalf of Pennsylvania taxpayers was greeted with scorn and derision in publications around the country Thursday.

Corbett said he believes that since Penn State receives more than $200 million from the state each year, the college will be using taxpayer funds to pay off the $60 million fine levied by the NCAA last year.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announces law suit against the NCAA

While some Penn State fans are thrilled the governor is trying to right what they perceive to be a huge wrong, many commentators Thursday labeled it as a political move designed to gain votes as re-election talks begin. Read more...

13 comments :

Anonymous said...

Corbett was the AG in the initial investigation, that allowed Sandusky to molest children for three+ more years. Corbett, is also a trustee now on the Board at PSU, HE agreed to the sanctions with the NCAA. He personally spoke to the Board before they voted! This IS a political stunt. The new PA AG will take office on Jan 15th, she ran her campaign on, she wants a full investigation on HOW Sandusky was not charged, BY Corbett and the District Attorney at the time, in the initial complaint and investigation. IF Corbett files a lawsuit, he can ask the court that he NOT be made to testify until the lawsuit is settled, which will drag out for years, on the PA TAXPAYERS DIME I might add! This has NOTHING to do with what is good for PSU! PSU released a statement TODAY, they have NOTHING to do with this lawsuit and are complying with the NCAA rules and sanctions. PSU can drop out of the NCAA of they choose, if they don't like the sanctions or rules they must follow, they are not forced to participate! And why the NCAA will win this lawsuit! For all the PSU fans/alumni, Corbett just ripped the scab off what PSU was trying to HEAL! And he did so for his own protection! This puts PSU back in the awful spotlight it was trying to avoid, and they were honestly trying to rebuild their Universities reputation. Corbett had State college businessmen on stage with him, that he said had suffered b/c of the NCAA sanction? HOW? The PSU home games have been SOLD OUT, every game, since the sanctions!! When questioned about this, the so called financially suffering business owners, walked off the stage, refusing to answer the questions! This, is a smoke screen and it has nothing to do with what is good for PSU or PA kids!!If Corbett was so worried about PA kids, WHY did he slash our public education in half, while giving out of state gas drillers tax exemptions (the only state that does that) and tax breaks to the richest in PA! Those taxes could have funded our schools and programs to help at risk kids! IF he was so worried about kids, why would he wait until NOW to file? Why did he not speak out as a Board trustee?? It's b/c the new AG will be sworn into office...and he is the target of an investigation. Corbett is covering his corrupt behind, and nothing more!

Anonymous said...

@ Thursday, January 3, 2013 10:10:00 PM EST : You hit the nail on the head with your post...... I think it is a shame that Corbett would now try to be proactive... When he had the chance to do the right thing he dropped the ball and now he is putting up a smoke screen in an effort to divert the attention away from himself...I also feel that he is wasting tax $$$$$$ and he should be held fully accountable... In my view it is a conflict of interest at this point, but what do I know I'm just a tax payer not a politician....

Anonymous said...

Sorry Tom, it's not going to stop us from throwing your ass out of office next year.

Anonymous said...


A Law suit should be filed against him!!!!

Anonymous said...

Where has he been for over a year when this mess was brought to light...under a rock? Don't know how he's been able to sleep at night. He's a real piece of crap.

Anonymous said...

Great post 10pm!!!

Anonymous said...

January 3, 2013 10:10:00 PM EST
Thank you for calling a spade a spade.
Mike Fowler
Austin, PA
PSU Fan

Anonymous said...

At the end of the day, Corbett did put Sandusky in jail and got him off the streets. No one else did that. The DA back in '98 didn't do it. Could it have been faster, likely, but we weren't interviewing the victims (many of whom were afraid to speak or come forward)so we cannot be certain. I, for one, am happy to see the NCAA (a trade organization) be challenged for NOT following their own documented processes and procedures and involving themselves in criminal proceedings and overstepping their bounds. I sincerely hope that these sanctions are, at a minimum, greatly reduced. One of the victims recently stated that he supported this move by Corbett - so we can all sit here an pass judgement or we can listen to those whose words mean the most - the victims - and do what they suggest.

Anonymous said...

This shows how stupid Corbett is. He should have just let it go and laid low on the issue. All this does is remind everyone what a shitty job he did.

Anonymous said...

Corbett's a A-1 certified jackass!

Anonymous said...

Great way to spend my tax money!!

Anonymous said...

8:17AM, you must be a Republican because you are trying to rewrite history like most of them do. Corbett was out of the AG's office when this prosecution started to move forward. You can repeat it all you want but it will never be the truth that Corbett put Sandusky away.

Anonymous said...

They are all a a bunch of blood-sucking parasites!
Why can't we fire them? Start with a whole new slate. That is the only way this country is going to get out of the mess our illustrous, so called "public servants" have made of this country. The only serve themselves and we have to pay their salaries. They don't DO anything, therefore they should not be paid.