Skip to comments.Penn State football slammed with NCAA sanctions
Posted on 07/23/2012 10:50:35 AM PDT by Absolutely Nobama
INDIANAPOLIS -- Penn State football was all but leveled Monday by an NCAA ruling that wiped away 14 years of coach Joe Paterno's victories and imposed a mountain of fines and penalties, crippling a program whose pedophile assistant coach spent uncounted years molesting children, sometimes on university property. The sanctions by the governing body of college sports, which capped eight months of turmoil on the central Pennsylvania campus, stopped short of delivering the "death penalty" of shutting down the sport. But the NCAA hit Penn State with $60 million in fines, ordered it out of the postseason for four years, and will cap scholarships at 20 below the normal limit for four years. The school also will be on probation for five years.
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Now we need to find out if the whitewash extended to Michael Mann and the global warming hokey stick investigation. Strike while the the mood of the country has doubts!!
They got off easy. The best punishment possible now is if top players don’t want to be associated with a stigmatized program and leave and/or don’t ever sign on.
If Penn State had even a modicum of decency left anywhere they would kill their program themselves.
They may have been given an opportunity to try to redeem themselves in front of the nation and they decided to just wait it out until they could resume football full-bore.
Any college that plays them from here on out should be also held to scorn.
This University put its “program” knowingly and willfully above the safety of innocent children. The collusion was at the highest levels.
4 years of not being able to be in bowls, and some money and paper stripping of past records is hardly being slammed!
NCAA is nothing but whores. How can you remotely allow the program to sill function under your name knowing what we now know????? This is a university that knowingly, willfully and wantonly sacrificed innocent young boys to protect its program.
I know the players had nothing to do with it, and they will suffer if the program is killed, but that’s no excuse, they need BANISHED from the NCAA forever.
Well its obvious the NCAA is not going to do the right thing on its own, just like Penn State wasn’t going to do the right thing on its own, until it was pressured... so the question is, how if any way, can the NCAA be shamed into doing the right thing????
Nowhere near enough is right!
This is not a serious enough penalty for the crimes that were comitted, the unethical behavior and, most of all, the harm that was done to innocents.
But, it’s all about money, not justice.
NCAA used the scandal as an excuse to gobble up $60,000,000 before the courts can award it to the victims.
But they let Penn State keep playing football to make sure the revenue stream dosn’t dry up.
Especially since the only bowl they probably would have gone to would have been the Poulan Weed Eater Bowl.
Hit ‘em again, hit ‘em again! Harder! Harder!
Depending on the blowback on NCAA this may not be the last word.
What it did was to make sure that Paterno’s Legacy could never be used as a selling point in the future, and that’s pretty big.
What do you think Alabama would be today, if they didn’t have The Bear’s Legacy to sell?
This has NOTHING to do with any sport etc violations and the NCAA should butt out
This is a case of CIVIL law being violated and those guilty should be brought to justice and punished
PS I am not a PSU alumni
All of the money is going towards charities to help and prevent child abuse.
Well, as long there was a plan..... (SARC)
They should have zeroed out all of Paterno’s wins and excluded him from the NCAA record book.
Hey, why not ? Justice is overrated. /s
PSU is part of the NCAA. They have bylaws for all members.
They'd better account for every single penny.
I agree completely. If even a dollar is unaccounted for, there will be trouble.
“The best punishment possible now is if top players dont want to be associated with a stigmatized program and leave and/or dont ever sign on.”
But will they ? If a kid is a starter at a Division I program, he’s not going to jeopardize that, especially with the chance that it could parlay into a spot on an NFL roster.
The NCAA should have manned up and killed Ped State football permanently.
Other schools, like SMU, got the Death Penalty for a whole lot less.