By Tony Romeo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Pennsylvania’s auditor general says he’s concerned that a lawsuit challenging the NCAA’s sanctions of Penn State will divert attention from issues raised by the child sex abuse scandal there.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Don Ly's Children Continue To Search For Answers After Father's American Dream Ended In Deadly Stabbing In South Philadelphia
Jack Wagner, who is in his final week as auditor general, stopped short of saying he opposes Governor Corbett’s lawsuit against the NCAA, but said he believes that it shifts the focus on Penn State away from where it should be.READ MORE: Camden County Businesses, Officials Worry As Heavy Rains, Flooding Become More Common
“This is now all now back about sports, rather than what happened to the children. And that’s what is disturbing to me about this issue. I would like to see someone say that the issues in our report need priority.”MORE NEWS: Upper Darby Police Investigating Death Of Newborn Found In Bag
The report he refers to contains extensive recommendations to reform the governance of the university, including a proposal to reduce the power of Penn State’s president. As to whether the NCAA has standing to punish Penn State, Wagner says simply there have to be consequences for what happened.