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Five US Congressmen Ask NCAA To Reverse Its Penalties Against Penn State

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(FILE PHOTO:  Former longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.  All the team's wins from 1998 to 2011 were vacated by the NCAA.  Photo by Ned Dishman/ Getty Images)

(FILE PHOTO: Former longtime Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. All the team’s wins from 1998 to 2011 were vacated by the NCAA. Photo by Ned Dishman/ Getty Images)

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By Kim Glovas

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — Five US congressmen, three of them Penn State alumni, are asking the NCAA to cancel the penalties it imposed on Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex assault case.

One of those congressmen, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) of Allentown, says the NCAA issued its sanctions and penalties based on the Freeh report.

“The NCAA did not even bother to conduct an investigation with respect to Penn State. The few investigations they have conducted around the country have largely been colossal failures,” Dent says.

Meanwhile, he says, the NCAA is mute on other sexual assault cases.

“Some of these student athletes across the country get themselves involved in cases of sexual assault.  I have not seen the NCAA level sanctions against those universities based on those criminal acts,” Dent tells KYW Newsradio.

Dent says he sees no conflict of interest to be writing to the NCAA as a PSU alumnus  on this case.

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