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Governor Tom Corbett: “No taxpayer dollars will be used to pay fine”

Among several others, PA Governor Tom Corbett released a statement after the NCAA handed down severe sanctions to Penn State. He says that no tax-payer dollars will be used as part of Penn State’s $60 million fine.

Full Statement:

The appalling actions of a few people have brought us once again into the national spotlight. We have taken a monster off the streets and while we will never be able to repair the injury done to these children, we must repair the damage to this university.

Part of that corrective process is to accept the serious penalties imposed today by the NCAA on Penn State University and its football program.

However, as governor, I am grateful that the NCAA did not impose the ‘death penalty,’ which would have also had a severe detrimental impact on the citizens of State College, Centre County and the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

I also want assurance from Penn State that no taxpayer dollars will be used to pay the $60 million fine imposed on the university today.

Penn State is more than football — it is a world-class university, providing an outstanding education to our young people in a variety of areas from scientific research and engineering, to the arts and humanities.

I am confident that the university will move forward from this experience, complete the healing process and once again be worthy of its great reputation.

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Ryan Beckler

Ryan is a senior in the Smeal College of Business majoring in Marketing. He is a Lion Ambassador who loves giving tours to prospective students. His favorite activities include distributing news and consuming Chipotle.

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