Thirty Former Penn State Football Players to Attend BOT Meeting
Over thirty former Penn State football players will attend this weekend’s Board of Trustees meeting in Hershey and hold a press conference following the meeting according to the Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship.
“We want to look the trustees in the eyes and tell them that their actions over the last 16 months have brought great harm upon Penn State, our beloved program and the innocent players and coaches who now occupy our locker room,” said former tight end Brian Masella (1971-1975). “Now that Sue Paterno has come forward with the exceptional and thorough work of Governor Dick Thornburgh, FBI expert Jim Clemente and attorney Wick Sollers, we stand united with her and her family in decrying the absurd conclusions of Louis Freeh. He didn’t know Joe. We knew Joe. And, if just one of those trustees had had the courage to just speak to him back in November 2011, none of us would have to be standing here today.”
The players also pre-registered to speak at the meeting during the allotted time for public comments. Only ten spots are available, but the contingent of former players say that they hope to secure all ten spots to address the trustees directly.
The group will hold a press conference immediately following the meeting. According to PS4RS, the players want to “impactfully persuade the trustees to reconsider the maligned conclusions of the Freeh Report and the subsequent unprecedented NCAA sanctions. In addition, the players want to know when their beloved coach will receive the honor and recognition he deserves.”
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