PA--Victims applaud ruling in Paterno lawsuit

For immediate release: Tuesday, July 7

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790[email protected])

We applaud a new court ruling that gives the NCAA a chance to respond in detail to allegations that the association acted wrongly in the Penn State case. It’s important that the NCAA have this opportunity to defend itself. It may deter other athletic programs that are disciplined in the future for refusing to put the safety of the innocent over the success of the team.,1464633/ 

Jay Paterno and William Kenney profess a concern that this decision will delay a resolution in the case. But getting it right is more important than getting it over.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is

Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, S[email protected]), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, [email protected]), Barbara Blaine(312-399-4747[email protected])


Judge Gives NCAA Permission to File New Response Despite Paterno Estate's Objections

by Michael Martin Garrett on July 07, 2015 11:06 AM,

Despite objections from the Paterno estate, the NCAA will be able to file a massive new response to the allegations in the estate’s long running defamation lawsuit.

Last month, the NCAA asked the Centre County Court of Common Pleas for permission to file a 175 page document attacking allegations that the athletic organization overstepped its authority in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Judge John Leete granted  . . .

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