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NCAA Attorney: It Was Sign Or Don't Play

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The NCAA's representation just made everything a whole lot clearer.

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

During this morning's hearing in the Paterno lawsuit against the NCAA, Everett Johnson, legal representative for the NCAA, said this:

This is about as close to straight from the NCAA's mouth as we're going to get. According to its legal representative, If then-President Rodney Erickson did not sign the consent decree, it would have been four years of no football in Happy Valley (which Erickson repeatedly said was the basis of "negotiations", if you can call them that).

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