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Statement by Scott Paterno

3/14/2013

  September 8, 2014 Contact: Mara Vandlik
703-312-0140
mvandlik@mcginnandcompany.com

 

Statement by Scott Paterno

We are pleased Senator George Mitchell has recommended and the NCAA has agreed to reduce the sanctions on Penn State. This is one more step in correcting the unjust and irresponsible penalties imposed on the University. As time has proven, the sanctions were based on an incomplete and over-hyped report by Louis Freeh. In response to the report, which was recklessly promoted to the media as complete and accurate, the University Board of Trustees and the NCAA panicked and imposed unprecedented penalties and engaged in an active campaign to smear the reputations of numerous individuals. The sad fact is they took a terrible situation and made it worse. We have always supported a full, fair and open review of the facts. We remain committed to that effort.

 

 

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