Penn State

NCAA Comes Down Hard On Penn State

Image: Penn State football players Derek Moye, Quinn Barham, Devon Still, and Drew Astorino enter the field prior to their NCAA football game against Nebraska in State College



NBC Sports College Football via Associated Press

Sanctions include $60 million fine, 4 -year bowl ban, vacating wins from 1998-2011

The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno’s victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Other sanctions include a four-year ban on bowl games, and the loss of 20 scholarships per year over four years.

NCAA President Mark Emmert announced the staggering sanctions Monday at a news conference in Indianapolis. Though the NCAA stopped short of imposing the “death penalty” – shutting down the Nittany Lions’ program completely – the punishment is still crippling for a team that is trying to start over with a new coach and a new outlook.

Sandusky, a former Penn State defensive coordinator, was found guilty in June of sexually abusing young boys, sometimes on campus.


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