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Isaac Sopoaga Wants to Hunt, Taste Some Books, Shock the World

Isaac Sopoaga Wants to Hunt, Taste Some Books, Shock the World

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Shane Victorino likes your hat, bro

We've got another new free agent addition in Philadelphia who likes opening his mouth on day one to say some things every beat reporter/blogger/national writer can turn into an easy soundbite. Then it was Vince Young. Now it's Isaac Spooky.

Okay, so the Spooky thing is a joke about Howard Eskin's tweet yesterday. But that one may stick. Sorry, Mr. Sopoaga.

The Eagles new DT gave his welcome to Philly presser this afternoon and was quite quotable.

"We are here to hunt. We are here to win," Sopoaga said. "I believe and I promise that we're going to shock the world."

Hey, Spooky, meet Trent Cole.

And:

"I believe that Coach Kelly has a big solid book out there for us,"
Sopoaga said, "and we're willing and anxious to taste it and to show it
and to show it in action."

Hmm. I think I get what you're saying.

Jokes are fun and all but you have to at least admire the guy for his enthuisiasm on day one. If you're not an instant contender you need guys with positive attitudes to help it become contagious in the locker room.

I'm still curious what Chip Kelly's book tastes like though.

For much more and real actual info from Spooky's presser today, be sure to check out Andy Schwartz's piece.

CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

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CSNPhilly Internship - Advertising/Sales

Position Title: Intern
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Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's suit against ex-FBI boss dismissed

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Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's suit against ex-FBI boss dismissed

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier's criminal conviction means he is barred from pursuing defamation claims against former FBI director Louis Freeh, a judge ruled on Wednesday.

Spanier, who said Freeh made false statements about him in a scathing 2012 report on Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, was convicted in March of covering up a 2001 abuse allegation against the retired assistant football coach.

Citing Spanier's conviction, Freeh's lawyers argued the defamation suit should be dismissed. Senior Judge Robert Eby said in his ruling that lawyers for both sides agreed Spanier's conviction on a child endangerment count barred him from pursuing his civil claims.

Freeh, in a statement issued by his lawyer, said he was "not surprised that this frivolous and malicious claim has finally been dismissed."

Freeh concluded in his report for Penn State's board of trustees that Spanier, two other administrators and late football coach Joe Paterno concealed abuse allegations against Sandusky for more than a decade out of a desire to avoid bad publicity for the university.

Former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz pleaded guilty to child endangerment and were sentenced to jail.

Spanier faces two months in jail but is free on bail while he appeals. He said in a statement Wednesday that he's confident he will win his appeal and will be able to resume his defamation case against Freeh.

Sandusky was found guilty in 2012 of sexually abusing 10 boys and is serving 30 to 60 years in prison. He has maintained his innocence.

Penn State has paid out nearly a quarter-billion dollars in fines, settlements and other costs associated with the sex abuse scandal, and the football program suffered heavy NCAA sanctions. More than 100 of Paterno's victories were briefly erased from the record books.

Paterno's family and supporters hotly dispute Freeh's findings.