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James Franklin and Penn State sued by former team doctor

(Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

(Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)

With James Franklin and Penn State only days away from kicking off the new season after losing last year’s Citrus Bowl to Kentucky, Franklin and his employer have found themselves in some legal troubles off the field.

Scott Lynch, a former team doctor for the Nittany Lions, is suing Coach Franklin and Penn State University, alleging Franklin pressured him into clearing injured players. According to the report from, Lynch claims in his lawsuit that he was removed from his two jobs with the university for complaining about Franklin’s interference with his work with the football program. He is seeking more than $50,000 in the lawsuit.

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Lynch’s 43-page suit, filed by Philadelphia attorney Steven F. Marino, does not list any examples of specific incidents where Franklin supposedly tried to influence a player’s medical care or return to the field. Lynch merely accuses Franklin of trying to sway medical treatment and return to play decisions “on multiple and repeated occasions.”

He claims he resisted that alleged interference, which he contends endangered the health of the student-athletes. Lynch claims his ouster is a direct result of his complaining about Franklin to other university officials.

To read even more, click here. Or maybe you don’t need more info to confirm your opinion of Franklin. He doesn’t have the best of reputations for being a good human being.

Hey, remember that time he talked all that noise about Kentucky and then lost to Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl? That was fun.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

11 Comments for James Franklin and Penn State sued by former team doctor

  1. cats646
    6:05 pm August 26, 2019 Permalink

    Fuk James Franklin

    • Looother
      7:35 pm August 26, 2019 Permalink

      A bit harsh, don’t you think?

    • cats646
      8:04 pm August 26, 2019 Permalink

      Nah dude, he’s a prick.

  2. ukkatzfan
    6:20 pm August 26, 2019 Permalink

    How did his resisting endanger players’ health ?

    • bpisforuk
      6:47 pm August 26, 2019 Permalink

      “the alleged interference” from the coach is what endangered the players health.

  3. Ettish
    6:34 pm August 26, 2019 Permalink

    At least he wasn’t molesting children.

    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      2:09 am August 27, 2019 Permalink

      Maybe that’s what he resisted.

  4. gacat123
    7:09 pm August 26, 2019 Permalink

    Whatever the outcome it’s a bad look

  5. My Dixie Wrecked
    7:32 pm August 26, 2019 Permalink

    I didn’t know this site became Pennsylvania Sports Radio.

    • JASUN74
      11:39 pm August 26, 2019 Permalink

      Read something else then and quit your crying!! Bunch of whining babies around here. Lmao

  6. bbn606
    1:08 pm August 27, 2019 Permalink

    I don’t really care for Franklin but if you can win at Vandy you can win anywhere.