« BACK TO TMZ TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Penn State President

I'm Appointing an 'Ethics Officer'

11/11/2011 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rodney Erickson
Penn State's new President Rodney Erickson claims he's appointing an "Ethics Officer" to oversee campus officials in a renewed effort to make sure his people don't pull a Paterno.

It's unclear exactly what the new Ethics Officer's duties entail -- but Erickson just sent an email to the entire PSU community, claiming he plans to "revisit all standards, policies and programs to ensure they meet not only the law, but Penn State's standard."

Erickson says the E.O. will oversee this effort and report directly to him.

In his statement, Erickson says, "Never again should anyone at Penn State feel scared to do the right thing" -- a thinly veiled shot at Mike McQueary, whose cowardly inaction seems not to have been "the right thing."

Erickson has not named a possible candidate for the new Ethics position.

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
54 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

Big Daddy    

DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT Ass Clown ...........How about a "HOUSE CLEANING"....

994 days ago
2.

V Kint    

WHOA! First a COMMISSION, and now an 'ETHICS OFFICER?!' They'll surely get to the bottom of this in no time! Maybe they'll find someone in that Administration with a conscience. Well, maybe not...

994 days ago
3.

V Kint    

WHOA! First a COMMISSION, and now an 'ETHICS OFFICER!' They'll get to the bottom of this in no time! Maybe they'll find someone in the Athletics Dept. with a conscious. Well, maybe not...

994 days ago
4.

mike    

Ya think,ethics shmethics.

994 days ago
5.

janet    

Ethics. You just put McQueary on an 'indefinate PAID leave of absence' why don't you just molest and rape these boys all over again.

994 days ago
6.

Barbara Darlin    

What am I missing. I thought McQueary was the one who 1st reported witnessing Sandusky.

Granted from that point on everyone dropped the ball and didn't pursue it as they should have, but wasn't he the whistle blower in the 1st place?!?

994 days ago
7.

fran    

Time to do house cleaning big time...

994 days ago
8.

Damon    

This creepy - Erickson looks like Sandusky!

994 days ago
9.

Dawning Red    

Aren't the kids at Pedo State having mass demonstrations over these guys getting the boot in the first place? The students there seem to be in favor of child molestation; I don't see how an ethics commissioner is gonna help them. At this point only a nuclear bomb can clean that place up.

994 days ago
10.

Bruno    

Too little, too late. As employees of a school, that receives federal funds, each of their employees was and is a mandated reporter for child abuse. I have no doubt this will do much deeper and we will find the trustees were aware and were paying out hush money for years.

994 days ago
11.

joe    

IF YOU SEE OF SOMEONE KILLING A CHILD AND YOU JUST TELL YOUR SUPERIOR AND FORGET ABOUT IT, THEN YOU ARE AN ACOMPLICE, PERHAPS MORE GUILTY THAN THE PERPETRATOR,PATERNOS SHOULD GO TO JAIL.

994 days ago
12.

Richard Fitswell    

Too Late. They're all felons as far as i'm concered. Shut the entire football program down. An "ethics" officer, great... There should have been rim shots when this douche spoke.

994 days ago
13.

soulofanangel    

----------------------------------------------------------
Are you kidding me? You are "reviewing your PENN STATE standards"? Do you need ANOTHER 10 years before you get your PENN STATE Butts in gear to Stop the Culture of Rape with young boys IN your facility?
----------------------------------------------------------
RODNEY ERICKSON, besides being cursed with the "SANDUSKY look", you also have SH*T coming out your mouth.
----------------------------------------------------------
PENN STATE'S actions and reactions are something out of a
Saturday Night Live skit....only at least THEY are funny...
YOU are..... Vomit on a Stick.
-----------------------------------------------------------

994 days ago
14.

soulofanangel    

------------------------------------------------------------
Keep your "EHTICS OFFICER" away from young boys in the PENN STATE showers!
------------------------------------------------------------

994 days ago
15.

soulofanangel    

------------------------------------------------------------
Keep your "ETHICS OFFICER" away from young boys in PENN STATE showers.
-------------------------------------------------------------

994 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web