Listen to an August 13 interview with Anthony Lubrano and radio host Kevin Slaten (King’s Court 590) in response to Sunday, August 12 board meeting. ??? ???? ????? ?? ????
“NCAA are bullies and the only way to deal with bullies is head on.” —Lubrano
Sent this in as a “Comment” under “Contact us”, but I’m still not sure it’s working.
Anyway found this buried on ESPN and was shocked that ESPN would actually publish something that might be considered a tad positive (perhaps that’s why it was buried on their web page).
In the first article, it looks like Lester Munson, their legal correspondent actually thinks the Commonwealth of PA may be in trouble with the Curley/Schultz case. Part of the reason is their legal representation; their not going to be dealing with an Amendola or Rominger here.
The second article deals with the potential appeal by the former players and the assistant coach against the NCAA. Again he feels that they may have a chance (again pretty powerful legal representation).
The Nittany Turkey says
I got both of the links that you sent under “Contact Us”. Everything is working there now, as far as I know.
I knew that Schultz and Curley would be using the notion that McQueary never mentioned anything about anal intercourse, and he said that Sandusky and the kid were just “horsing around,” but I didn’t know that they had lawyered up so well. Based on what I read, the Commonwealth is going to have its hands full trying to prosecute that perjury case. Hell, I hope Curley and Schultz beat the rap — it’ll be one more indication that the NCAA was premature in its judgment of Penn State.
I did know about the reputation of Paul Kelly, but I have to wonder who steered both McCombie and the former players to him. Some pretty knowledgeable people in the sports legal community must have advised them, perhaps someone as bent on kicking some NCAA ass as all of us are. We’ll just have to wait for the Federal cases to be filed because the NCAA has made it pretty clear that they’re not hearing any appeals.
As for the UNC story, I believe it will be kept alive for a while. CBS Sports’ Greg Doyel ripped UNC on Tuesday, concluding his essay with:
Now, that’s not going to sit well with either Tar Heels or the NCAA. The last thing they need is to lose the revenue that North Carolina brings to the basketball tourney.
Check out some of the Carolina faithful’s comments to that article. They’re in serious denial — almost oblivious to what it all means. One in particular pissed me off, saying something like if the NCAA does penalize us, we’ll take it like men unlike Penn State who whined and complained about a report that revealed criminal negligence there. That prick can just await his turn, which I hope will come soon.
Greg Doyle, huh. No wonder I felt a tremor in the force yesterday.
It will be curious to see how the NCAA reacts as you bring up a good point about their basketball team being one of their golden children.
I also found it interesting that NC State appears to be working in the trenches to keep this thing alive. I know there is no love lost between the two schools over some past issues, but it’s nice to see some covert operations occurring.
I think the NCAA will have to do something. When this shit hits the mainstream media and you have the local paper on the case (a la the Patriot News with Sandusky) it gets really hard to stick your head in the sand (or up your arse) and say there’s nothing they can do from a jurisdiction standpoint.
I am also waiting to see how Miami, Montana and Oregon get treated. They have all been relatively quiet lately.
The media wants to see spilled blood and they got that from the NCAA with Penn State, partly due to the narrative they helped create. If they do nothing with UNC and drag their feet with the others, I think Emmert et al will be fed through the sausage maker, especially now that the media feels something needs to be done.
Glad at least one trustee gets it. Probably McCombie and Myers do as well.
Unfortuately, the rest of them don’t seem to have a clue. They’re letting their PR hack think for them and hoping the shitstorm will blow over and they can hang on to their positions.
On a side note. Did you notice that Vicki T now works for the woman who chairs the Middle States accreditation board which recently sent State a warning letter? Guess I’ll have to stop speculating about her sleeping with the boss. (of course, I suppose its possible she goes both ways)
The Nittany Turkey says
I need to dig more into Vicky and her relationships. It seems that her tentacles have touched many areas that can no longer be written off as coincidental. She probably does go both ways, but the pleasure she derives from the act itself is secondary to the pleasure she gets for exacting her revenge on a dead man.