The NCAA last week reached a settlement agreement with state senator Jake Corman and state treasurer Robert McCord that brought an end to a lawsuit challenging the validity of the consent decree Penn State signed in July 2012. As a result, 112 wins were restored, and there was resolution on how Penn State’s $60 million fine would be distributed.
The settlement brought finality to the crippling sanctions the NCAA levied against Penn State’s football program in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Scholarship reductions and a postseason ban were also rolled back in the fall, a result of Penn State’s compliance with the consent decree and glowing reviews from athletics integrity monitor George Mitchell.
PennLive news reporter Charles Thompson joined Dustin Hockensmith and Bob Flounders on the Keystone Sports Network this week to talk about the NCAA, Penn State, as well as a separate lawsuit filed by the Paterno family and criminal charges facing former Penn State officials Tim Curley, Gary Schultz and Graham Spanier. Check out audio from the show in this post and get plenty more podcasts and analysis on KeystoneSportsNetwork.com and by following @KSNSportsNet on Twitter.
Download KSN Podcast: Reviewing the NCAA settlement with Penn State