Penn State’s personal watchdog, independent NCAA monitor and former Sen. George Mitchell, released his quarterly report Friday.
“We observed progress in effecting governance reform, promulgation of Penn State’s new values statement and Code of Responsible Conduct, implementation of facilities security projects, attention and adherence to the (athletics integrity agreement), the continued expansion of the Office of Ethics and Compliance and efforts to bring Penn State’s child abuse policies into conformity with new Pennsylvania laws taking effect on Dec. 31, 2014,” the report stated. “Penn State’s administration has remained fully cooperative throughout this time.”
Mitchell’s previous report in September was followed by the NCAA’s repeal of most of the sanctions imposed against Penn State after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and the release of former FBI director Louis Freeh’s investigation commissioned by the university.
Among the remaining sanctions are the $60 million fine and the 112 vacated football victories.