Potter County Senior Judge John Leete issued a ruling Monday that represents a victory and a defeat for both sides of the ongoing Paterno-NCAA lawsuit.
Former university president Graham Spanier has filed a lawsuit against Louis Freeh and Penn State, alleging defamation and tortious interference by the former, and breach of contract by the latter. Virginia law firm Clare Locke, which is representing Spanier, announced the suit on Wednesday afternoon in a press release.
The long-awaited criminal trial for Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, and Gary Schultz will have to wait even longer.
Penn State created an endowment to support child maltreatment research with the $12 million it received from the $60 million fine the NCAA required it to pay as part of its sanctions against the university.
State Senator Jake Corman, a key player behind the lifting of the NCAA’s sanctions on Penn State, will announce a full airing of the information provided under oath during litigation in his since-settled case with college athletics’ governing body at 10:30 a.m. per a press release.
Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship, the advocacy organization that has acted as kingmaker in the last two Board of Trustees alumni elections, announced its slate of endorsed candidates today. As expected, trustees Anthony Lubrano and Ryan McCombie, whose terms are up this year, will both seek a second term with PS4RS support. The third PS4RS candidate, who will run for Adam Taliaferro’s open spot on the board, is Harrisburg-based attorney and 1991 graduate Robert Tribeck.
One Penn State alumna isn’t happy that her degree was signed by then-President Graham Spanier. Alexa Keeley, a current ESPN content editor who has worked for the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” since 2010, started a petition on Change.org out of her disgust at needing to pay $40 for a diploma without Spanier’s name on it.
Board of Trustees Chairman Keith Masser still does not think Joe Paterno was fired, according to his deposition that was released today in the Corman lawsuit. Masser also said that the reason Paterno was fired “had nothing to do” with what he “had known or hadn’t done,” which contradicts an official Penn State release explaining the termination.