Penn State Punishment: 112 Wins Vacated, 4-Year Bowl Ban, $60 Million Fine, Lost Scholarships

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INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA slammed Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal today with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all the school’s victories from 1998-2011, knocking Joe Paterno from his spot as major college football’s winningest coach.

Other sanctions include a four-year ban on postseason games that will prevent Penn State from playing for the Big Ten title, the loss of 20 scholarships per year over four years and five years’ probation. The NCAA also said that any current or incoming football players are free to immediately transfer and compete at another school.

NCAA President Mark Emmert announced the staggering sanctions at a news conference in Indianapolis. Though the NCAA stopped short of imposing the “death penalty” — shutting down the Nittany Lions‘ program completely. But the punishment is so severe, it’s more like a slow-death penalty.

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One comment on “Penn State Punishment: 112 Wins Vacated, 4-Year Bowl Ban, $60 Million Fine, Lost Scholarships

  1. Penn State got what it deserves. If it were up to me I would disband the entire football program at Penn State. A 4 year ban on playing in bowl games I believe is not enough. Sadly, the 60 Million dollar fine will be paid for by increasing the cost of students going there to college. The NCAA should make sure NO tuition cost increases will be paying the 60 million dollar fine.
    People need to remember Joe Paterno was a MAN and not a GOD! Make this be a warning to all college football programs. Keep your “junk” where it belongs. In your pants!

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