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Penn State got slammed by the NCAA…

Mark Emmert and the NCAA flexed nuts all over Penn State today in response to the Freeh Report.  I will not go over everything in the report, but here is the link to it: http://thefreehreportonpsu.com/.  Penn State was penalized with a $60 million sanction, 4 year post season ban, vacation from every win dating back to 1998 (which effectively bumps Paterno from 1st to 12th on the all-time wins list), reduction of 10 initial scholarships and 20 total scholarships for a 4 year period (as per ESPN.com).  The money from the financial penalties is intended to go toward programs that essentially help prevent sexual abuse or assist individuals that have experienced abuse.

To all of you out there, what do you think of these penalties?  Do you think the NCAA is going too lenient, too harsh or just right?

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7 Responses »

  1. Personally, I think this ‘unprecedted and harsh’ punishment is a joke. It wasnt nearly harsh enough. Vacated wins mean absolutely nothing, even the players theyve interviewed have agreed with that. As far as the 4 year bowl ban and 30 scholarships… not nearly enough! USC got a 2 year bowl ban and 25 lost scholarships for buying a runningback a house and car. I’m sorry but the rape and molestation of 50 kids or however many it was, is significantly worse than what USC did and the penalty is only minimally worse. I think they should have shut down the football program indefinately, and given them 5 years or so to clean up their program/culture and then re-evaluate their reinstatement then.

  2. Another thought, I dont think that Paterno is being unfairly thrown under the bus. He knew about these horrible actions and did nothing to stop it, which makes him just as guilty. Here is a movie quote to sum up my opinion of Paterno’s tarnished legacy:

    “If a man builds a thousand bridges and sucks one dick, they don’t call him a bridge-builder… they call him a cocksucker.” – Play it to the Bone (1999)

  3. Ok, I feel that any of the actions taken that effect current or passed ( PLAYERS ) is a bad move.
    Everyone at the TOP, that knew ANYTHING about this should be FINED & JAILED.
    You can’t change History, IT ALREADY HAPPENED. So, you can say you take all the WINS away But, those are just words . ! IT ALREADY HAPPENED !
    60 mil. isn’t enough by a LONG SHOT !

  4. PS: I’m sure JAPAN & OTHERS would like to ! CHANGE HISTORY !

  5. Joe Paterno is guilty as they come. I don’t see how people can defend him other than their blind support for the guy. He ran that school for decades. Everything that happened around there came through him and the report shows it. He is just as guilty as the rest of leadership. If he wouldn’t have died, I would say bring him up on charges.

    Also, people keep saying that this isn’t a football issue and the NCAA should not get involved. How is it NOT a football issue. This guy was using his status as a coach to lure kids and gain their trust while the football program turned a blind eye. I was personally in support of the Death Penalty for the program. If you don’t use it here, what the heck kind of incident do you need to have happen to use it?

  6. I don’t agree this is a football issue, its administration issue. I think everyone involved should be thrown in jail were all the “Bubba’s” in prison can enjoy their shower time like the P.O.S Sandusky did. To take away wins doesn’t make any sense to me, the players didn’t commit these crimes the coaches did. What happened in the shower didn’t effect what happened on the field.

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