NCAA to take corrective and punitive action against Penn State

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INDIANAPOLIS <0x2014> The NCAA says it will levy "corrective and punitive measures" against Penn State in the wake of the child sex-abuse scandal involving former football assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

The NCAA announced Sunday that it will detail the sanctions on Monday. It disclosed no details, saying only that NCAA President Mark Emmert and Ed Ray, the chairman of the NCAA's executive committee and Oregon State's president, will be at the news conference.

Sandusky is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of 45 criminal counts for abusing 10 boys over a number of years. A report commissioned by Penn State found that coach Joe Paterno and other school leaders had helped cover up allegations against Sandusky.

Emmert has not ruled out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the wake of the scandal, adding that he had "never seen anything as egregious."

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/22/12 - 10:58 am
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It is 10:58 AM Sunday and I have a prediction of what penalty Penn St. will receive and I have not heard this predicted anywhere. It will mainly be one where they donate all profits from football for a year or two to victims of child abuse. The other sanctions will be mild.

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shrimp for breakfast 07/22/12 - 02:31 pm
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I agree Riverman!

I don't understand why the atheletes have to be punished for the acts of a monster.

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wribbs 07/22/12 - 04:49 pm
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Other programs have done

Other programs have done things far less egregious than what happened at Penn State and the NCAA threw the book at them. I don't think in most of those cases nobody's life was ruined like was the case here. Penn State should get the death penalty.

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rmwhitley 07/22/12 - 05:08 pm
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played patty-cake compared to paterno and penn st.s "gold ole boys and girls". Mark Emmert is a wimp bought and sold by major univs. "Unprecedented" should mean the forced resignations of the remaining 27 "trustees", loss of 50 scholarships, 2 year "death penalty", total and complete liability for a program run amok by coaches, a.d., compliance co-ordinators, trustees and university officials. The football players presently with the football program should be given their unconditional release (scholarship) and allowed to transfer to a college or university with a decent reputation.

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justthefacts 07/23/12 - 08:31 am
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Penalty

Hope RM is right. That would be a fair measure. The dealth penalty punishes all the wrong people. I think they may lose a bowl game and some scholarships.

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itsanotherday1 07/23/12 - 09:49 am
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I agree, a hefty financial

I agree, a hefty financial penalty is in order. After all, the reason for the coverup was all about money. Allowing them to play and apply the proceeds to child advocacy does a lot more good than the death penalty.

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lifelongresident 07/23/12 - 10:35 am
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the players are not punished,
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the players are not punished, as in the case of SMU the players were allowed to transfer immediately with no loss of eligibility. it was a sytematic cover-up to the highest level of the university for 14 years, they all knew what sandusky was doing and they stood by and DID NOTHING and covered it up for the sake of the reputations of the school, the football program, and joe paterno...if it was a one time event them maybe the death penalty is not in order or justified, but this went on for 14 years with full knowledge of the administration and they covered it up...the death penalty is not only in order, but justified and needed.

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lifelongresident 07/26/12 - 12:09 pm
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hey shrimp here's something
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hey shrimp here's something to consider:

the NCAA has among its rules and bylaws some general provisions that member organizations must uphold basic standards of decency. The NCAA lists them here. Section 2.4, for example, advises that athletic personnel “should adhere to such fundamental values as respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility.”

Diane Dimond on the damning Penn State report.

Not clear enough? Then check out 19.01.2, Exemplary Conduct: “Individuals employed by or associated with member institutions for the administration, the conduct or the coaching of intercollegiate athletics are, in the final analysis, teachers of young people. Their responsibility is an affirmative one, and they must do more than avoid improper conduct or questionable acts. Their own moral values must be so certain and positive that those younger and more pliable will be influenced by a fine example. Much more is expected of them than of the less critically placed citizen.” Of course, that’s one they probably ought to invoke more often, but it’s certainly apposite here.

The due-process complaint is equally lame. The NCAA is acting on the authority of the Freeh Report, which Penn State has accepted. There was no need here for another investigation, wasting another million dollars and another year, letting the university kick off the season this September without any official penalties being in force. We know everything we need to know, and the NCAA knew enough to act. And it’s kind of hard to gripe when the president and board of trustees accepted the NCAA ruling, which they did.

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