My opinion is that the NCAA acted prematurely, with waiting for all of the information regarding this Sandusky Scandal and PSU's involvement. I can understand the NCAA, thinking that there was a coverup by PSU, would want to redact wins, but taking it back to 1998 shows an ignorance of facts, and makes them look reckless.
This may be a stretch, but I wonder if ANYBODY FROM THE NCAA EXECUTIVE COMITTEE read the Freeh Report.
They decided to redact PSU wins back to 1998, supposedly due to the findings of the Freeh Report. This can only be described, at best, as outrageously ignorant, and, if one was inclined to criticize them, one might say reckless.
In my mind, this puts a question mark on the motives of their entire action.
In 1998, the 'incident' involved PSU police, the County District Attorney's Office, the local Child Youth Services Bureau, and the State Department of Public Welfare.
Quoting page 52 of the Freeh Report...
"Regarding the 1998 Incident, the Special Investigative Committee (Freeh Folks) did not find any evidence of interference by University Administration with the 1998 incident"
So, this begs the question, WHY TAKE THE WIN PUNISHMENT BACK TO 1998?
The answer is???????
Please Dr. Erickson and Chairman Peetz, explain this one to me? Why did you sign off on this one?
( Note: Copied to BOT and PSU Prez via email)