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    Penn State sanctions: $60M, bowl ban

    Penn State Nittany Lions hit with $60 million fine, 4-year bowl ban, wins dating to 1998 - ESPN

    The NCAA has hit Penn State with a $60 million sanction, a four-year football postseason ban and a vacation of all wins dating to 1998, the organization said Monday morning.

    The career record of former head football coach Joe Paterno will reflect these vacated records, the statement continued.
    Penn State must also reduce 10 initial and 20 total scholarships each year for a four-year period, the release said.
    WOW! Is this too much, just right or too light? I would rather see those responsible punished than the entire institution, but it is what it is. At least the money will be going to a worthwhile cause, and it would say a lot if Penn State would spend more money towards the endowment being created.
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    Re: Penn State sanctions: $60M, bowl ban

    I really like this part of it:

    The football program will also be excluded from playing in bowl games and post-season games for four years, as well as having its scholarships reduced and having to pay a $60 million fine, the equivalent of one year's revenues from the football program. The money will go to creating child sex abuse awareness programs around the country.
    Something good out of evil.

    At least in this respect those already attending Penn State to play football won't be penalized to any degree that would effect their careers.
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    Re: Penn State sanctions: $60M, bowl ban

    I'm okay with 60 million sanction to help sex abuse victims but vacating all wins and banning the team for 4 years is absolutely ridiculous.
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    Re: Penn State sanctions: $60M, bowl ban

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    Penn State Nittany Lions hit with $60 million fine, 4-year bowl ban, wins dating to 1998 - ESPN



    WOW! Is this too much, just right or too light? I would rather see those responsible punished than the entire institution, but it is what it is. At least the money will be going to a worthwhile cause, and it would say a lot if Penn State would spend more money towards the endowment being created.
    60 million dollar fine....reduction from 25 to 15 athletic scholarships...4 year bowl ban, 5 years probation, vacating all wins from 1998-2011....while they didnt kill the program outright, it will be effectively dead for at least the next 10-15 years....the one thing the ncaa did right was allow current and incoming players to transfer with no penalty. sad, very, very sad situation all around.

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    Re: Penn State sanctions: $60M, bowl ban

    Sounds just about right to me.
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    Re: Penn State sanctions: $60M, bowl ban

    I also think they got this pretty much right.
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    Re: Penn State sanctions: $60M, bowl ban

    Punish the university and people responsible, but punishing the athletes that were there working their ass off is simply wrong. Unless there is some sort of indication that the Sandusky scandal improved player performance, vacating the wins is wring. Everything else...fine, and maybe not enough. Id be fine with a 'death sentence' for a minimum of 5 years.

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    Re: Penn State sanctions: $60M, bowl ban

    Unless and until the people who covered this up are terminated and/or prosecuted, it's not enough. Punishing an institution? Yeah, I guess. But then the innocent get the same treatment as the people involved. Personal accountability. That's what needs to happen.
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    Re: Penn State sanctions: $60M, bowl ban

    Quote Originally Posted by NCAA President Mark Emmert
    Football will never again be placed ahead of educating, nurturing and protecting young people
    This is why the sanctions had to be so severe. With the kind of money involved in college football, as this shows some people will do anything to win, and that has to change. It cannot be profitable to hide crimes to protect a football program.
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    Re: Penn State sanctions: $60M, bowl ban

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Unless and until the people who covered this up are terminated and/or prosecuted, it's not enough. Punishing an institution? Yeah, I guess. But then the innocent get the same treatment as the people involved. Personal accountability. That's what needs to happen.
    NCAA fines Penn State $60 million, institutes four-year postseason ban | SI Tracking Blog

    The NCAA will have the power to continue investigating and impose further sanctions on individuals during that time.
    MY impression based on that is the people who covered this up who are still at the school are subject to punishment yet. This round isn't about the individuals but about the program.
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