I think we all need to take a collective deep breath before we do or say anything. Unlike our BoT and the NCAA, we should get all facts before doing anything. We all feel anger and the desire to strike out but we must rise above reactionary behavior.
With that said, to the extent Penn State agreed to these sanctions, there is very little anyone can do relative to a lawsuit again…st the NCAA. While we will explore EVERY option, Penn State’s consent to these sanctions is a very, very, very difficult issue to overcome (and perhaps impossible to overcome) in any potential action against the NCAA. While it is possible that other claims against other parties (i.e., the University and the BoT), we have not explored such a possibility but we most certainly will. Words cannot express how disappointed I am in the incredible failure of the current Penn State leadership and the unprecedented poor judgment they have exhibited.
Words cannot describe how devastated I feel about what has happened to Penn State. Words cannot describe how unfair this is to the INNOCENT players on this team. Our leaders have taken one tragic situation and compounded it for no logical reason.
In closing, no matter the failures of our leaders and no matter the outrageous actions of the press or the NCAA, we must keep in mind those football players who STAY with Penn State in light of these absurd penalties. These young men are true Penn Staters in every sense of the word, unlike our current leaders. Now more than ever we must come together and move forward to restore the good name of our University that a select few have destroyed.
Rob Tribeck, Esq.
Penn Staters for Responsible Stewardship
Co-Chair, Legal and Regulatory Task Force