Michael L. Buckner, shareholder of the Michael L. Buckner Law Firm, was quoted in a July 4, 2012, article on the likelihood that the NCAA will impose sanctions on Pennsylvania State University regarding the ongoing sex-abuse scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky was convicted in June 2012 of 45 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys. The scandal led to the termination of Penn State University president Graham Spanier and the departure of head football coach Joe Paterno. Further, the state also charged Penn State’s then-director of athletics and a then-vice-president for finance and business with perjury and failing to report what they knew about the allegations.
The July 4 article by Chip Minemyer featured several quotes by Buckner, including:
“From my experience, even with emails between administrators, this does not seem to me at this point to fall under the NCAA’s purview, something that would compel the NCAA to get directly involved.” Buckner said from his office. “The NCAA has never interceded when criminal violations are involved that do not have a specific connection to an NCAA regulation.”
To read Buckner’s quotes, as well as the complete article, click here.