Skip to comments.NCAA imposes stiff penalties on Penn State
Posted on 07/23/2012 8:24:17 AM PDT by Zakeet
College sports' governing body today suspended Penn State's football team from postseason bowl play for four years and fined the university $60 million for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
The team also must vacate all wins from 1998 through 2011.
"The career record of former head football coach Joe Paterno will reflect these vacated records," the NCAA said in a statement. "Penn State must also reduce 10 initial and 20 total scholarships each year for a four-year period. In addition, the NCAA reserves the right to impose additional sanctions on involved individuals at the conclusion of any criminal proceedings."
The fines are to be paid into an endowment for non-university programs preventing child sexual abuse or assisting victims, the NCAA said.
"The NCAA recognizes that student-athletes are not responsible for these events and worked to minimize the impact of its sanctions on current and incoming football student-athletes," the statement said. "Any entering or returning student-athlete will be allowed to immediately transfer and compete at another school. Further, any football student-athletes who remain at the university may retain their scholarships, regardless of whether they compete on the team."
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And that’s the end of PSU as a football power, probably for decades.
I don’t like the fine. I think the rest of it is ok, but I don’t understand the fine. The victims are going to sue (rightfully so), and every cent the school has should go to them. Just my own opinion.
Guess the Big Ten is pleased they hitched their wagon to this star.
BTW, Paterno is getting a bum rap. (MO)
I don’t understand the wins being vacated. What do they mean, all wins struck from the record as if the games never happened?
I am no Penn State fan (and my alma mater, UNC, has troubles of its own with the NCAA), but I don’t see why the NCAA has jurisdiction in this particular case. I understand that football coaches are involved, but does this really involve the football program in any real way? Now, I believe Penn State is accontable for these terrible actions and failures to act. I just don’t believe that the NCAA is the right body to deal with it.
IIRC, the BIG10 may be penalizing PSU also.
It’s a shame that the football players will suffer from these sanctions.
I would have liked to have seen a 2-year ‘Death Penalty’ but I wasn’t expecting a four year bowl ban but that’s cool too.
JoePa got taken away what he wanted most...the win record. ‘Success with Honor’ what a crock that was.
No, “bum rap” sounds more like what Sandusky liked to give to little boys.
Head coach covers it up? Other coaches know.
Yes. That’s the football program and a breach of the public trust and conduct expected from any adult, much less one entrusted to train and teach young men.
These funds must be paid into an endowment for external programs preventing child sexual abuse or assisting victims and may not be used to fund such programs at the university,
Somewhere Rene Portland is laughing her tail off.
"The fines are to be paid into an endowment for non-university programs preventing child sexual abuse or assisting victims, the NCAA said. "
The money will be going to help abused children, not lining the NCAA’s pockets. I believe the NCAA is acting with its bylaws by fining them.
This is “stiff”?
“Stiff” would be “Shut down the Department of Athletics for a decade”.
Which would be well-deserved.
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