Back in July, Governor Tom Corbett said that Penn State had to accept the penalties and that it was just part of the process. And now some folks are wondering why he changed his mind.
When the NCAA sanctions were handed down on July 23rd, Governor Tom Corbett said, "Its part of that corrective process is to accept the serious penalties imposed today by the NCAA on Penn State University and its football program."
Although he did admit not everyone felt that way. He also said "People have very strong opinion on both sides of issue it will take long time before healing process begins."
After he announced he was filing a lawsuit against the NCAA, he defended his change of heart on CNN. Wednesday, he said he later realized that the NCAA didn't have the authority to do what they did.
Representative Scott Conklin was surprised by the Governor's turnaround. He's been against the NCAA sanctions since the beginning, so at the end of the day he is glad the governor now seems to agree with him.
The Governor's move is getting mixed reaction from people around the area. Some people say people have a right to change their minds and other people say he should be dealing with more important things.