Governor Corbett Comments on NCAA Penalties Against Penn State University
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following statement in response to the NCAA’s penalties against Penn State University:
“The appalling actions of a few people have brought us once again into the national spotlight. We have taken a monster off the streets and while we will never be able to repair the injury done to these children, we must repair the damage to this university.
“Part of that corrective process is to accept the serious penalties imposed today by the NCAA on Penn State University and its football program.
“However, as governor, I am grateful that the NCAA did not impose the ‘death penalty,’ which would have also had a severe detrimental impact on the citizens of State College, Centre County and the entire Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“I also want assurance from Penn State that no taxpayer dollars will be used to pay the $60 million fine imposed on the university today.
“Penn State is more than football — it is a world-class university, providing an outstanding education to our young people in a variety of areas from scientific research and engineering, to the arts and humanities.
“I am confident that the university will move forward from this experience, complete the healing process and once again be worthy of its great reputation.”
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor