B1G Comr. Delany on `sad' Penn State turmoil
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany commented Wednesday afternoon on the ``anger, confusion, and heartache'' of the sex-abuse scandal that is rocking Penn State.
``The entire situation is so sad,'' Delany said in a statement. ``There is anger, confusion, and heartache on the part of many. First and foremost, our hearts go out to all those whose lives have been negatively impacted by this series of events, particularly the young victims and their families.
``We hear new information on an hourly basis and recognize that there is still much to be determined. We will wait until the Board of Trustees draws its final conclusions on personnel matters before commenting on such matters ourselves.
``Additionally, the Board is appointing a Special Committee to undertake a full investigation of the circumstances that gave rise to the Grand Jury report, and the Grand Jury investigation is ongoing. We will wait until these two entities have drawn their conclusions before we draw any of our own on the investigation and therefore have no further comment at this time.''
One question that is likely to be addressed--whether to keep Joe Paterno's name on the new Stagg-Paterno Championship Trophy, which will be awarded to the winner of the league's championship game, which debuts in Indianapolis next month.
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