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PS4RS: There Are Still Wrongs To Be Righted

Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship was happy with yesterday’s sanction reductions, but not satisfied.

To the group that claims thousands of alumni members, yesterday was only a start in righting the wrongs that set Penn State back.

Here’s the full statement it posted on Facebook:

“We are very happy that some of the sanctions have been rescinded. This is great news for the football team, and the entire unfairly punished Penn State community. However, there are still wrongs to be righted. The Freeh conclusions are not supported by evidence, and they never should have been used as a pretext for sanctioning Penn State. We are disheartened by false rationalizations that Penn State has somehow changed or atoned to deserve this “reward.” Penn State athletics programs have ALWAYS demonstrated the highest level of integrity. Three years after their indictment, the three Penn State administrators have yet to have their day in court due to mysterious appeals by Penn State and clandestine document sealing by the PA court system. Prosecutor Frank Fina has publicly stated that there was no evidence to support the Freeh Report’s conclusion that Joe Paterno was aware of or participated in a cover up. Further, the NCAA’s new sexual assault reporting handbook instructs coaches around the country to do exactly what Paterno did in 2001. There is no basis for ANY of the sanctions and they must be entirely rescinded.”

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be held Sept. 18-19 at the Penn Stater. Don’t expect the PS4RS-endorsed trustees to ease up on their attack on the Freeh Report in light of this news…

A resolution was brought forth by Al Lord at the last meeting to re-investigate the Freeh Report, which the board needs to discuss in executive session prior to its vote.

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Tim Gilbert

Former Managing Editor of this site, now just makes lots of #content for it from the Phyrst’s Table 69. Senior from Philadelphia. First-generation Penn Stater. I might go to law school after this, but I might not, too. “For the Glory” is in my email signature because I’m a douche. [email protected] is my email if you want to tell me why I suck. Alternatively, you can call me out on Twitter @OlGilb.

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