Corbett to Sue NCAA?
The case raises all sorts of interesting legal questions, the first one being does the state - as a third party to the matter - have legal standing to sue?
The PSU board of managers agreed to the fine - allegedly in order to avoid the NCAA's "death penalty" to the school's football program.
The governor, it appears, is suing on behalf of Pa. taxpayers who are funding a good portion of the fine, a fine that millions of Pennsylvanians disagree with paying and would like to see fought.
The bad judgement and gutlessness of PSU's accidental president Rodney Erickson has been apparent throughout this scandal. Under his "leadership" the board capitulated to the disgustingly hypocritical and sanctimonious NCAA. The idea, of course, was to agree to anything that would get the matter behind them.
My opinion is that the case is a political winner. The NCAA is almost universally hated and its actions in this case highlighted the group's lazy arrogance and greed.
The case might get thrown out but many Pa. taxpayers will be grateful to Corbett for bringing it and standing up to this money-grubbing gang of grave robbers.