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NCAA could fine Penn State as much as $60 million as part of Sandusky sanctions
CBS Sports ^ | July 22, 2012 | Jerry Hinnen

Posted on 07/22/2012 5:38:52 PM PDT by Zakeet

The NCAA will fine Penn State at least $30 million and perhaps as much as $60 million for its involvement in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, industry sources told CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy.

The record fine will go toward an endowment for children's causes, sources said.

"This is a fine like no fine before," an industry source told CBSSports.com.

CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd has reported Penn State will face "significant penalties that could severely damage the football program's ability to compete" when the NCAA announces sanctions against the football program at a 9 a.m. news conference Monday.

To put the fine in perspective, Penn State's athletic department had $116 million in revenue for the 2010-11 school year, the most recent data available according to figures from the U.S. Department of Education's Equity in Athletics.

A source told CBS News correspondent Armen Keteyian that Penn State will suffer "unprecedented" punishment for its collective failure to report Sandusky, recently convicted on 45 counts of sexual abuse, to the proper authorities.

"I've never seen anything like it," the source told Keteyian, indicating that both the football program and the school itself would face sanctions.

Per Dodd, a person with knowledge of the process said there is a way to impact Penn State's competitive ability in football without applying the so-called “death penalty.” That term could be mere semantics by the time the NCAA sanctions are announced according to a source. Penn State, the source said, may prefer the death penalty.

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David Jones of the Patriot-News reported that regardless of the severity of the sanctions, "they will not be appealed or substantively challenged." According to Jones, the university is "desirous of a positive relationship with the NCAA in the future" and won't jeopardize that relationship with an appeal.

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To: God luvs America

“they will use the Sandusky affair to fill their own bank accounts and may give a pittance to the victims or victims groups to make themselves feel better...”

That is why I suspect that in the absence of death penalty for the football program this is nothing more than a payoff by Penn State, a bribe to keep their program going.


51 posted on 07/22/2012 8:45:05 PM PDT by Jay Redhawk (Zombies are just intelligent, good looking democrats.)
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To: Zakeet; Chode

“This is a fine like no fine before,” an industry source told CBSSports.com.

Wait till the victims get their lawsuit judgement.


52 posted on 07/22/2012 9:37:08 PM PDT by Morgana (This space for rent. Cheap.)
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To: Thumper1960
I am a PSU fan. Have been since my youngest years. PSU isn’t going to dwindle away.
It’s a great school. The Sandusky crimes, and those of the officials who didn’t do all they could to stop him, are the crimes of those who participated. Collective punishment stinks and any so-called ‘’conservative’’ who pushes collective guilt and punishment is welcome to kiss my lily white tookus.
Because a few dirtbags failed, are we to flog the entire community?
Let those who did the crimes do the time.


I do agree with you. The perp has been tried and found guilty, justice has been handed out. It's time to move on. I mean, we could play these coulda, shoulda, woulda games until the cows come home on who should have done what but I always maintained the that it is up to the victims themselves to bear the responsibility of reporting any possible crimes to get the justice system rolling (unless a policeman catches them in the act). Yeah, maybe Paterno and the administration could have done more, I don't know. We have to remember, Paterno was born in 1926, he is/was part of a generation that did not go out of the pecking order much like we do now, I'm sure he told his higher ups about it and maybe he thought things would get done.

I think the NCAA is being, way way too punitive on Penn State, they might as well drop the Tsar Bomba on the place, yeah, that will show them. B-P

I just don't like all of this finger pointing and frontier justice that seems so prevalent in these post against Penn State. We need less knee-jerk reaction here.

For the record, I never went to Penn State but have relative and friend who went there. I know I'm going to get clobbered but I figure someone has to speak out.
53 posted on 07/22/2012 10:31:12 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Nowhere Man

I can see the thug wannabes are alive and well on FR.
One wonders if their ‘’sense of justice’’ would be offended if someone in their family were charged and convicted of a crime and powers that be came to their door and demanded a pound of flesh from them to atone for what a relative did. After all, they might have had an idea their relative may have done something wrong, and maybe not. But, they should have known. Guilt by proximity and surname or genetics. Makes no difference. Someone from the east side of ‘’Anytown, USA’’ committed a heinous crime...well, let’s carpetbomb to the city limits. Damn the innocent folks downtown. Brutal justice must be served.


54 posted on 07/23/2012 12:30:54 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

“From reports it appears that they are going to really hit PSU really hard!”

I’ll take that bet.


55 posted on 07/23/2012 4:04:58 AM PDT by Cdnexpat
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To: Thumper1960

That is a strawman arguement. The school through its most powerfull officals chose to commit the vilest of crimes and in doing so they violated their contracts with the NCAA. If they don’t like it they can always choose not to be part of the NCAA.

Using your logic Ford Motor Company shouldn’t have had to pay out any money over the Pinto because the decision to cover up the dangers and not repair the problem was made by some people in the company and forcing them to pay lawsuits would only punish innocent Ford workers who had nothing to do with that decision.


56 posted on 07/23/2012 4:16:03 AM PDT by Cdnexpat
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To: Zakeet

Penn State’s endowment is said to be $1.7 billion, subsidized by the US taxpayer. Sixty million won’t hurt much, but wait ‘till the lawsuits hit.


57 posted on 07/23/2012 4:26:19 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: SkyDancer
That’s more than Penn State is worth.

I have a feeling that there are ten or so families and their lawyers that are about to find out exactly how much Ped State is worth.

58 posted on 07/23/2012 5:32:36 AM PDT by dearolddad
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To: fortheDeclaration
From reports it appears that they are going to really hit PSU really hard!

You are correct, I was wrong. The NCAA decided to take a stand against pedophile enablers.

One simple phone call to cops in 2001 and Joe Paterno could have been a hero for standing up for children and taking a stand against pedophiles.

That's all it would have taken. Just one phone call.
59 posted on 07/23/2012 10:26:54 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Cdnexpat

Simple solution. Punish the guilty.
You advocate a shotgun to perform brain surgery.
By the way....whatever did the NCAA ever do to the Duke grand muftis over the judicial lynching of innocent lacrosse players? Did the faculty ever pay a price for their mob mentality?
You know the Duke dukes suffered not a bit. The NCAA is corrupt as the day is long. If any organization deserves a ‘’death penalty’’, it is the NCAA.


60 posted on 07/23/2012 11:33:56 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: Thumper1960
I can see the thug wannabes are alive and well on FR.
One wonders if their ‘’sense of justice’’ would be offended if someone in their family were charged and convicted of a crime and powers that be came to their door and demanded a pound of flesh from them to atone for what a relative did. After all, they might have had an idea their relative may have done something wrong, and maybe not. But, they should have known. Guilt by proximity and surname or genetics. Makes no difference. Someone from the east side of ‘’Anytown, USA’’ committed a heinous crime...well, let’s carpetbomb to the city limits. Damn the innocent folks downtown. Brutal justice must be served.


Yeah, when stuff like this happens where people fly off the handle and want to go beyond justice but revenge, brutal revenge. Many times I feel like I'm Henry Fonda in the "Ox-Bow Incident" or "Twelve Angry Men" where he wanted to have cooler heads prevail.

I think the NCAA is being way too harsh, they are punishing the kids on the football team for nothing they did.

I just find it that there are many who want to be cruel and hammer anyone who looks like they did something wrong and/or for the actions of one person who has already been through the justice system. Punish the actor if found guilty, not the innocent.

I think I've tempered my views since I know what it is like to be accused of something but I did not do it. Luckily in my case, the system worked, but it could have been worse. It was handled outside the justice system.

Same thing happened to my best friend I've hung around since 4th grade except it was part of the justice system. He was accused by his girlfriend at the time for abusing her kids, physically, not sexually, and he was arrested and put in county lockup for a night. His mother, on kidney dialysis, was in a tizzy. Luckily for my buddy, his girlfriend's father fessed up wit the truth where she wanted to get back at my buddy so he was release, no charges filed.

It's s shame that we have a few hotheads on our side, I mean, ain't the liberal wackos enough to deal with without resorting to their style of emotional, kneejerk reactions?
61 posted on 07/23/2012 1:01:19 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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