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U of Toledo sports law expert available to comment on Penn State sanctions


University of Toledo sports law professor Geoffrey C. Rapp is available by phone today to comment on the sanctions issued by the NCAA against Penn State.

Rapp, an expert on sports law and editor of the popular Sports Law Blog, has called for a shutdown of Penn State’s football program, as noted in the Bloomberg article “Penn State Urged to Shut Football Before NCAA Sandusky Penalties.”

“The failure here was at the highest levels of Penn State’s leadership, and as the Freeh Report indicates, the only solution involves a major change in institutional culture,” according to Rapp. “Anything less than a break from football would not address the fundamental cultural shift needed. The NCAA’s imposed punishment, while it will hurt Penn State on the field, will not bring about the cultural change needed.”


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