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Posted on: November 10, 2011 3:55 pm
 

Report: McQueary will not be on sideline Saturday

Posted by Chip Patterson

When Penn State interim head coach Tom Bradley spoke to the media on Thursday, just hours after the official dismissal of Joe Paterno, one of the many questions left unanswered in the press conference was the status of wide receivers coach Mike McQueary.

With President Graham Spanier and head coach Joe Paterno relieved of their duties in response to details surrounding the Jerry Sandusky investigation, McQueary's future with Penn State also appears uncertain. The wide receivers' coach has not issued a formal resignation, and there has been no official word from the school on whether he will be on the sidelines or in the press box for Saturday's home finale against Nebraska

CBSSports.com's Jim Rodenbush reports that McQueary is not expected to be on the sideline for Saturday's game, according to a local paper. The Board of Trustees does not plan to fire McQueary or ask him to resign, but would like him off the field out of concern for his safety.

After seeing the reaction from the Penn State community on Wednesday night, the safety of the players and coaches has become a top concern for Saturday. Nebraska has asked Penn State's police department to take appropriate security measures to ensure a conflict-free visit for their players, coaches, and traveling party.

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Posted on: November 10, 2011 11:50 am
Edited on: November 10, 2011 11:53 am
 

NCAA President Emmert on Penn State scandal

Posted by Chip Patterson

As the scandal at Penn State has continued to unfold, one of the questions that has come up involves the possible action of the NCAA. While the immediate concern in the investigation of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky is legal, it is possible the program could be found in violation of NCAA bylaws.

The school has already relieved President Graham Spanier, vice president Gary Schultz, athletic director Tim Curley, and head football coach Joe Paterno of their duties in the last week, but the program could face further punishment from the NCAA.

On Thursday, NCAA President Mark Emmert released on a statement regarding the NCAA's stance on the Penn State scandal.

Regarding the ongoing Penn State criminal investigation, the NCAA is actively monitoring developments and assessing appropriate steps moving forward. The NCAA will defer in the immediate term to law enforcement officials since this situation involved alleged crimes.

As the facts are established through the justice system, we will determine whether Association bylaws have been violated and act accordingly. To be clear, civil and criminal law will always take precedence over Association rules.

The stance is predictable, but also appropriate for the time. The crimes that have been allegedly committed at Penn State take a much higher priority than possible NCAA violations, and I'd argue that most college football fans can agree with that position. If there is any potential violation I assume it would be uncovered in the criminal investigation, and then the NCAA would have a chance to respond.

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Posted on: June 13, 2011 9:50 pm
Edited on: June 14, 2011 6:28 am
 

Report: Cliff Harris' car rented by UO employee

Posted by Chip Patterson

When Oregon's All-American cornerback Cliff Harris was cited for driving 118 mph on Sunday night, most of the chatter was in regard to the triple digit speed. But a report by a local television station has drawn attention to possible NCAA violations that may have led to the incident.

The car Harris was driving at the time of the when he was clocked was rented by a university employee, KEZI in Eugene reported Monday. Police said that Harris was pulled over with two other unnamed Oregon football players and one other friend in a car that was rented from Hertz. KEZI learned from Hertz the name of the woman who rented the car. The woman's identity was not revealed, though she insists she can prove no wrongdoing.
"So, I rented the car for my own purposes on Friday. Cliff Harris and his licensed friend, who showed me his license, asked to borrow it and paid me the full amount in cash that I paid for the rental," said the woman, who agreed to speak to KEZI on the condition of anonymity.

  The woman, who describes herself as a friend of Harris over the past few months, said she was unaware he would be driving and also said she has proof that the amount she paid for the rental car matches two separte deposits she made into her bank account Friday.

  "I do have a copy of my bank statement, showing two deposits Friday of $180 and $120."
As long as Harris and the unidentified friend can prove no extra benefits were provided in the transaction, Oregon might be able to dodge a bullet this time. Still, it's not a good look for a national contender heading into the season to face potential violations when it comes to university employees. You have to imagine there will be skeptics here. But if the school and NCAA agree that the woman has done no wrong, the Ducks only suffer the publicity blow of their recklessly driving football players.

 
 
 
 
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