Posted November 22, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Former Penn State student disciplinarian Vicky Triponey tells The Wall Street Journal that football players were treated ''more favorably than other students accused of violating the community standards as defined by the student code of conduct.'' Triponey, who resigned her post as the university's standards and conduct officer in 2007, spoke to the newspaper after it obtained a 2005 email from her to then-president Graham Spanier and others in which Triponey expressed her concerns about the disciplinary process as it pertained to football players. Coach Joe Paterno ''is insistent he knows best how to discipline his players ... and their status as a student when they commit violations of our standards should NOT be our concern ... and I think he was saying we should treat football players different from other students in this regard,'' Triponey wrote in a Aug. 12, 2005, email obtained by the newspaper. ''Coach Paterno would rather we NO...
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