After Wednesday’s cowardly actions by the PSU board “leaders”, those who seek the truth in the entire PSU/NCAA/Sandusky fiasco are turning to the state legislature and the Corman/McCord vs. NCAA lawsuit as an avenue to bring the light of discovery to the secretive actions of the last three years.
Don’t hold your breath. Wednesday’s actions were designed to do one thing — short-circuit the Commonwealth Court proceedings (and just wait until they eliminate seats for those inconvenient trustees who are actually elected). Many have — mistakenly — credited Sen. Corman for pursuing justice via his NCAA lawsuit. That’s not true. Corman’s lawsuit was filed seeking only to keep the NCAA fine proceeds within the commonwealth.
The Commonwealth Court, led by the opinion of Judge Covey, brought into play the validity of NCAA’s consent decree and the fiduciary failings of the trustees. At that point it was the court that forced PSU to be included in the suit (despite the protestations of our “leadership”).
Just when we finally have a judicial body that recognizes the legitimate questions surrounding the actions of both the NCAA and the trustees, the pursuit of truth is once again going to be foiled by the actions of politicians and self-interested “leaders.”
Corman/McCord vs. NCAA will never reach discovery. Now that the Commonwealth Court has turned its attention to the actions of the trustees, both Corman and the NCAA will be working hard to make sure it never happens.