Some Penn State Grads Support Corbett's Decision To Sue NCAA - FOX 35 News Orlando

Some Penn State Grads Support Corbett's Decision To Sue NCAA

Posted: Updated:

What's the old saying about "the enemy of my enemy is my friend…?"

Lots of Penn State alums are angry with Gov. Tom Corbett for what they believe was his slow and under-resourced probe of now-convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.

"We don't trust him right now, when it comes to this matter," says Philadelphia political analyst and PSU grad Jeff Jubelirer.

But folks we talked to Wednesday, seemed happy that Corbett has filed a lawsuit against the NCAA, in an effort to erase the sanctions it placed against Penn State last summer.

"I hope that we win, PSU alum Ruth Johnson told FOX 29s Bruce Gordon. "Because I thought that the sanctions were- it was too much. The kids were really penalized."

The NCAA sanctions against Penn State include a $60 million fine, loss of 10 scholarships per year for four years, and a four year ban on bowl game appearances.

Some believe Jerry Sandusky would have been off the streets earlier, his list of victims shorter and penalties against PSU less severe, had then-attorney general Corbett acted more quickly and decisively in his probe of the former PSU defensive coordinator.

But on PSU's Brandywine campus, we found alums, parents and students who seem to support any effort to reduce or rescind the penalties.

"I know kids that are in high school now that wanted to come here for football," said PSU freshman Jalyn Johnson. "But they're not coming anymore because of all the penalties."

Sophomore Vinay Nayak said "I felt they were definitely too harsh, by the NCAA. I felt just the fine would have been enough- not hurting the university in general by damaging the football program over the next four years."

And Stephen Brackonnier, the father of a PSU senior told Gordon, "I just think that the penalties are affecting a lot of innocent people. It's affecting the future of people who may have come here who might not."

  • Bruce Gordon ReportsMore>>

  • Baby That Needs Specialized Formula Receives Overwhelming Support

    Baby That Needs Specialized Formula Receives Overwhelming Support

    Thursday, August 14 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-08-15 01:59:13 GMT
    Insurance policies have rules governing what's covered and what's not. Generally, they make sense. The rules are designed to prevent unreasonable costs from being passed along to the insurer, and by extension to other insurance customers. But listen to Sheree Kober's story. 
    Insurance policies have rules governing what's covered and what's not. Generally, they make sense. The rules are designed to prevent unreasonable costs from being passed along to the insurer, and by extension to other insurance customers. But listen to Sheree Kober's story. 

  • Getting Results: Resident Fed Up With Living Next To Vacant Home

    Getting Results: Resident Fed Up With Living Next To Vacant Home

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-06-12 02:24:23 GMT
    Fox 29 is working to get results for one local woman who fears for her safety.In a region filled with rowhomes, a homeowners’ worst nightmare is the home next door becoming vacant, and slowly disintegrating.Sharon Redwood says she's owned her home on West 6th Street in Chester, Delaware County, for most of her adult life.She says the place next door has been vacant for years.It’s become an eyesore, and a dangerous one at that."The roof has fallen from the third floor, down to the basement. (F...
    Fox 29 is working to get results for one local woman who fears for her safety.In a region filled with rowhomes, a homeowners’ worst nightmare is the home next door becoming vacant, and slowly disintegrating.Sharon Redwood says she's owned her home on West 6th Street in Chester, Delaware County, for most of her adult life.She says the place next door has been vacant for years.It’s become an eyesore, and a dangerous one at that."The roof has fallen from the third floor, down to the basement. (F...
  • Philadelphia Police Says #NoSavesies To Public Parking

    Philadelphia Police Says #NoSavesies To Public Parking

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 7:10 PM EST2014-01-30 00:10:03 GMT
    It follows major snowstorms like day follows night, the practice of using old junk to save the parking space you just dug out!
    It follows major snowstorms like day follows night, the practice of using old junk to save the parking space you just dug out!
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Vigil Held For Teen Killed On North Philadelphia Basketball Court

    Vigil Held For Teen Killed On North Philadelphia Basketball Court

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:48 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:48:59 GMT
    A shooting on a North Philadelphia basketball court has left a 17-year-old man dead.
    A shooting on a North Philadelphia basketball court has left a 17-year-old man dead.
  • Swedesboro Liquor Store Owner Accused Of Racist Comments

    Local Liquor Store Owner Accused Of Racist Comments

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:31:44 GMT
    A quiet little liquor store in Gloucester County is stirring up a big controversy. The store's owner is under fire accused of making racist comments to customers.
    A quiet little liquor store in Gloucester County is stirring up a big controversy. The store's owner is under fire accused of making racist comments to customers.
  • Police: Man Kills Wife At Hospital; Son Found Dead In Home

    Police: Man Kills Wife At Hospital; Son Found Dead In Home

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:28:18 GMT
    Authorities say a man shot and killed his wife, then shot himself at a New Jersey hospital around 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
    Authorities say a man shot and killed his wife, then shot himself at a New Jersey hospital around 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices