07-24-12 11:06 AM - Post#130971 In response to Bison2002
Eric, with all due respect, I don't think there is anything to be gained by us arguing about our interpretation of what the Freeh report does and does not contain and the resulting NCAA penalties.
But there is, as the faults of the reports itself and the penalties that supposedly resulted from it helps form my conclusion that someone with real power still wants something covered up.
Start with the inaction by the trustees in the immediate aftermath of the GJ leak, the appointment of Spanier's right hand man (and fellow insider) to president, the visible lack of any PR effort then or since, Corbett's actions as AG, his actions now (I particularly enjoyed his comments on the Graham Spanier investigation in the same press conference where he reiterated he was bound by confidentiality during Sandusky's), the near-complete lack of focus on the trustees in the Freeh Report, the glaring errors (all more damning in uncorrected form) in said report--some of which have now been corrected, the lack of motivation to even interview a central player in the case (McQueary) with over 400 others being deemed more important... and even now the news that only a 'few' trustees were notified of the proposed penalties and the rolling over to penalties that will cost the university hundreds of millions of dollars that the NCAA knew would have no chance of holding up in court.
It just doesn't add up, especially when this isn't 'going away' regardless. Only explanation, short of those involved being incredibly inept, is that someone has something to hide. In terms of coming out clean, there's a lot at stake for Corbett and a few of the most powerful members of the board, after all.