Skip to comments.NCAA and Big Ten sanctions imposed against Penn State
Posted on 07/24/2012 8:44:32 AM PDT by Former Fetus
Sanctions handed down by the NCAA to Penn State and its football program.
$60 MILLION FINE
The NCAA imposed this because it is roughly equivalent to a year of gross revenue from the football program. It will be paid over a five-year period. The money will go to an endowment for "programs preventing child sexual abuse and/or assisting the victims of child sexual abuse." The NCAA specified that Penn State cannot cut other sports programs or scholarships to pay this penalty.
LOSS OF BOWL REVENUE
The Big Ten announced that Penn State's cut of the conference's shared bowl revenue - it estimates about $13 million over four years - will instead be donated to "established charitable organizations in Big Ten communities dedicated to the protection of children."
Penn State and the NCAA agreed that the university will follow a number of conditions and requirements imposed by the association. Among those is that Penn State adopt all the recommendations in the Freeh Report. Among those are that the university:
POSSIBLE INDIVIDUAL SANCTIONS
(Excerpt) Read more at sportsillustrated.cnn.com ...
... Seems real liberal to take money away from one group under force and “donate” it to a charity of your choosing, as if you contributed the funds.
This is fascism. A country that cannot punish Ted Kennedy for killing a girl should not punish this program.
“Going to be funny seeing 10,000 people show up for PSU games in a 107,000 seat stadium.”
I believe the spirit of the community won’t see a change. You will see the stadium full.
Every perp says that about their probation and parole fees.
Ped State included.
I suspect Penn State will now focus on other sports, like Basketball, to try to build up their brand name, while the football team is in the wilderness.
I was watching video of the Illinois game when Paterno coached his last game, and PSU won when a last-second FG attempt by the Illini clinked the crossbar, and the fans went delirious and Joe, for the time being, became the winningest coach.....and thinking, if somebody told them that within a few months, the Sandusky news would break, Paterno’s reputation would be ruined, and soon he would be dead, and the NCAA would slap PSU with the harshest sanctions ever, outside of the Death Penalty, they would have, rightly, thought you were on drugs or you were an agent of Satan.
All I can say is that I always oppose liberal forced charities.
Oh I’m sure they’ll show up for the first few games out of defiance, but once they get pummeled by 50+ by the likes of Temple, that will change.
>> A country that cannot punish Ted Kennedy for killing a girl should not punish this program.
Life’s not always fair, is it?
It certainly wasn’t fair to Sandusky’s young victims, was it? And that sacred program that you don’t want to punish furnished to Sandusky the opportunity, the bait, the venue, and the protection.
If a company has bad bosses, people will lose their jobs, unfortunately when the company goes under, that’s life.
I read an article about that just the other day, in anticipation of the NCAA ruling on Penn State. Anyone (like me) who thought corruption in college football was a recent development might be surprised to see that it was a problem even back in the 1930s.
I don’t think she needs to worry about anything. The NCAA made sure to keep this penalty confined to the football program (from an athletics standpoint), and if she’s worried about the school’s tarnished reputation she should see this as a good lesson in life.
They also have a dominant women’s volleyball program. I wonder how that program will be affected by all this?
Those sanctions are collective mass punishment that adversely affect people who had nothing to do with the crime — a typical approach of leftists, who are trying the same thing with gun ownership. The sanctions are an attempt to change a sports-loving culture. While our society may sometimes unduly worships sports,the powers-that-be have no business trying to change our culture, as distinguished from punishing criminal wrongdoing.
Hard to imagine a 100,000+ seat stadium lying dormant like that.
And you also oppose the biblical principles of restitution and amends, by your posts on this thread.
Pedophile State are not being fined because they have a lot and someone covets their endowment. They are being forced to make restitution because they did something wrong.
Awful lot of RV owners still need an excuse to tailgate.
Well, I suppose if people still show up for Cubs’ games, anything is possible.
Temple’s program has come a long way. Saw them play PSU dead-even last fall at the Linc in Philly. They are building a nice program there.
They don't play Hofstra anymore, right? (Google "Hofstra Bill Cosby")
Fund "research" programs, "out reach" programs, "raise awareness", and provide "therapy" to victims.
In other words, it's an employment project for out of work libs with useless sociology degrees.
A truly pathetic component of the sanction, and one that is being heralded by all the wrong people.
Typical liberal "throw money at it and it will go away" reflex.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.