VIDEO: Dale Hansen Talks ‘Death Penalty’ at SMU Faculty Club
January 25, 2011
By Fernando Valdes
Dale Hansen, Channel 8 Sports Anchor who originally broke the story about the NCAA infractions committed by the SMU Football Program in the 1980′s, spoke Monday afternoon at the SMU Faculty Club.
For the first time since Pony Excess aired on ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 documentary series, Hansen had the opportunity to share his side of the story with SMU. He recalled how he could not believe that a school would cheat in order to win football games. Hansen also told stories about the many threats he received following SMU’s Death Penalty, one of which included a package that contained a dead bird with a broken neck and a note pinned to its chest stating he was next.
Throughout his speech Hansen commended June Jones for the work he has done at SMU and his desire to win the right way, without cheating.
Hansen does not apologize for the outcome of the investigation. Instead, he says he feels proud that it was his station that uncovered the story.
Video and Editing by Fernando Valdes