We call on the NCAA and Big Ten Conference to individually match the penalty monies they imposed on The Pennsylvania State University towards the research, prevention, treatment, and support of Child Sexual Victimization
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In regards to the Sandusky scandal the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference have repeatedly claimed that the victims were the foremost concern to them. In fact the recent release of almost 5000 pages of documents from the Corman v. NCAA lawsuit showed that the NCAA attempted to embarrass Senator Corman by suggesting that his lawsuit was preventing money from reaching child sexual abuse victims. In reality the Consent Decree contained no clause that governed where the money was spent and it was the NCAA’s lawyers who delayed action by bringing the Consent Decree into question.
In the suit Judge Anne Covey responded to the defendants claims by stating “At no time did the court ever deny the NCAA from making contributions to organizations that assist victims of abuse”, and to point both the NCAA and B1G are very profitable institutions who could contribute on their own. The NCAA and B1G reported $61M and $13.4M surplus/profits in the 2013 fiscal year respectively, almost equal to the fines imposed on Penn State.
Therefore I have started this petition on www.change.org to demand the NCAA and B1G match the fines they imposed to help causes relating to child sexual abuse. I urge all to sign the petition and ask the NCAA and B1G to put their money where their mouth is.
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