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 PennLive.com, 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.