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11 former Penn State players critical of BOT's Paul Suhey

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 2, 2013 12:28 PM
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(State College) -- Eleven former Penn State football players have written a letter to fellow lettermen calling for a former player to be voted off the school's Board of Trustees.

Notable names on the letter campaigning against Paul Suhey include running backs Franco Harris and Lydell Mitchell, and quarterback Todd Blackledge.

They're critical of how trustees handled the aftermath of the child sexual abuse case involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Suhey, a 1979 football team captain, was on the board in November 2011 when it fired head coach Joe Paterno.

Suhey's seat is up for re-election by alumni. He has said in a statement that while he made a "stunningly unpopular decision," his obligation as a trustee was to vote his conscience. He says he believes he made the right decision.

As a note of disclosure, witf President and CEO Kathleen Pavelko is also a candidate for the board.

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  • Caroline Redbrook img 2013-04-02 16:36

    This is as disgusting as it is sad. Accused pedophiles like Jerry Sandusky and Sylvain Kustyan (formally charged with multiple charges of 1st Degree Sodomy and 1st Degree Sexual Abuse of a ten-year-old little boy) must be gotten off the streets ASAP. The Penn State Scandal shows that when the Sanduskys are granted free reign by enablers they will continue to prey on our innocent children. Those who protect enablers are as guilty as the perpetrator himself. Actions and attitudes like those of these 11 men? (I use the term loosely) is very hurtful to the true and only victims in this sad affair - the 10 little boys!

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