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Poll: Is the Penn State Punishment Fair?

PSU hit with four-year postseason ban and $60 million penalty.

The NCAA levied numerous sanctions against Pennsylvania State University Monday morning, including a ban that will keep its football team from competing in any postseason play for the next four seasons and a $60 million fine.

The NCAA will also strip the program of 112 wins – all but one of which came under Joe Paterno – dating back to 1998. The vacated victories mean that Paterno will no longer hold the title of winningest coach in college football history.

Penn State will also be required to reduce its number of football scholarships from 25 to 15 over the next four seasons. In addition, players currently attending the university will keep their scholarships, regardless of whether or not they continue to play football, NCAA resident Mark Emmert said at a press conference.

Current team members and new recruits will be able to transfer to another university and forego any standard period of ineligibility.

Finally, Emmert said the NCAA would continue to investigate the action of university personnel regarding the handling of Jerry Sandusky, and could issue individual sanctions upon the completion of all criminal cases.

Frankie DeCat July 25, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Burn it to the gound and build a trash to steam plant, but let the students leave before you throw the match
Cher July 25, 2012 at 08:32 PM
I agree with you.
Mary Keptke July 25, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Why hasn't the NCAA done anything about Syracuse? Maybe it is because ESPN was involved. The coach committing the atrocities was a current coach, not a retired coach. on a team with 5 coaches not on a team with 30 coaches.
Canoeal July 26, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Tis is a very serious offense and needs to be harshly dealt with. If it is not we could here it come up elsewhere...The coverup is the worst part.
mickey harrison August 05, 2012 at 04:02 PM
this whole thing was about children being hurt. so some feel that the solution is to hurt more children with sanctions including our worthless president. i have 2 children at this wonderful school who are feeling depressed. its just not right.

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