Proof of Corbett's early NCAA doubts

Published by Tim McNulty on .

Gov. Tom Corbett notes that he has questioned the severity of NCAA's sanctions on Penn State ever since they came down last summer, even if a formal statement at the time suggested otherwise.

In an interview on KDKA-AM radio this morning Corbett pointed to a story I did July 25 quoting him as saying the sanctions "go well beyond" those directly responsible for the Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal. Here are a couple quotes from his press conference that day in Point State Park:

Mr. Corbett, a Penn State trustee and the state's former top prosecutor, was careful not to get into ongoing criminal or civil court matters related to the case but said "the actions taken [by the NCAA] though go well beyond those who were responsible or should have been responsible and affect all those students up there [in State College]. It affects the psyche up there. I can certainly understand that where the players who played all those games are looking at the NCAA and saying, 'I didn't play the game? Of course I did.'"

. . . "The impact on the university is going to be there for a long time. I believe the university was turning things around on its own and I'm a little concerned at the overall impact. But it is an association, the university belongs to it voluntarily and I guess they have to play by their rules."

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