Statement from Penn State related to NCAA emails discussing proposed sanctions

November 05, 2014

Statement from Penn State officials related to public release of internal NCAA emails discussing proposed sanctions against Penn State.

We find it deeply disturbing that NCAA officials in leadership positions would consider bluffing one of their member institutions, Penn State, to accept sanctions outside of their normal investigative and enforcement process.

We are considering our options. It is important to understand, however, that Penn State is in the midst of a number of legal and civil cases associated with these matters. We therefore have no additional comment.

We also want it to be clear: Penn State’s commitment to the fight against child abuse and to the implementation of best practice governance, ethics and compliance programs and policies remains steadfast.

Eric Barron

Keith Masser
Chair, Board of Trustees

Last Updated May 24, 2019