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Emmert: NCAA’s Handling of Penn State Solid

Mark Emmert spoke today at the 1A Faculty Athletics Representatives meeting in Dallas. Brace yourself before reading further.

According to the tweeting of the Chronicle’s Brad Wolverton, who’s covered Penn State for the outlet many times, Emmert both defended his sanctioning of Penn State and said Penn State’s trustees were “incredibly supportive” of them when levied.

I shit you not:

Emmert congratulated himself for both sanctioning Penn State outside of his own jurisdiction and reversing course on those sanctions two years later. How it’s possible to think the sanctions “have gone really well” is, of course, utterly inexplicable. 

As for the majority of the board being supportive of the sanctions, it was Rodney Erickson’s decision to accept the Consent Decree, not the board’s. But the board never tried to collectively refute the Freeh Report when it was released, so this isn’t much of a surprise. The board’s executive session on Friday seems timely.

Keep doing you, Emmert.

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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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