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Mitchell: Penn State football care meets standards

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 6, 2013 3:41 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- The former U.S. senator brought into monitor athletics at Penn State after the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal says the school's football players get about the same medical care as other major programs.

Athletics integrity monitor George Mitchell released his fifth quarterly report Friday, including findings from an investigation into sports medicine that began after a critical article in Sports Illustrated in May.

Mitchell says there's no reason to think changing the doctors who see players violated NCAA, Big Ten Conference or Penn State rules.

The story examined the replacement of longtime football team doctor Wayne Sebastianelli and the role of the team's athletic trainers.

At Mitchell's recommendation, the NCAA in September announced Penn State will more quickly get back football scholarships suspended as a result of the Sandusky scandal.

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