PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Gov. Tom Corbett admits he changed his mind regarding NCAA sanctions against Penn State University.
Gov. Corbett filed suit against the NCAA on Wednesday claiming, “I believe the NCAA took actions and piled on, choosing to levy, in their words, unprecedented action against Penn State and its football program.”READ MORE: 'We've Missed Our Guests So Much:' Theaters Reopening In The Cultural District Brings Sense Of Normalcy
The governor did not feel that way last summer.
In a July 23 news conference, Gov. Corbett welcomed the NCAA sanctions saying, “We must repair the damage to this university. Part of that corrective process is to accept the serious penalties imposed by the NCAA on Penn State University and its football program.”
KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin asked Gov. Corbett on KDKA Radio about his change of heart.READ MORE: The Search For Kodiak, The National Aviary's Steller's Sea Eagle, Continued On Sunday
Griffin: “Would it be safe to say you changed your mind, sir?”
Gov. Corbett: “It would, because I did not have the facts in front of me, back at that period of time.”
“I looked at it, thought they had followed the rules. I assumed they had followed the rules,” he added. “I think everybody thought they had followed the rules.”
The Governor told KDKA’s Marty Griffin that he is not “playing politics” by filing the lawsuit, in no way trying to appease Penn State supporters.MORE NEWS: Son Of Carnegie Mellon University President, Thomas Jahanian, Dies After Being Pulled From Monongahela River
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