Penn State Sanctions: $60M Fine, Bowl Ban, Scholarships Lost, Victories Since 1998 Vacated

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 at 9:48 am

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.

The NCAA revealed the sanctions as NCAA president Mark Emmert and Ed Ray, the chairman of the NCAA’s executive committee, and Oregon State’s president spoke at a news conference in Indianapolis at the organization’s headquarters.

“In the Penn State case, the results were perverse and unconscionable,” Emmert said.

“No price the NCAA can levy with repair the damage inflicted by Jerry Sandusky on his victims,” he said, referring to the former Penn State defensive coordinator convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse last month.

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One Response to “Penn State Sanctions: $60M Fine, Bowl Ban, Scholarships Lost, Victories Since 1998 Vacated”

  1. burt on 24/24/12 at 9:37 pm

    The NCAA has it favorites and its s**t list. Poor Penn State is on its list. Maybe they join Miami University and SMU and start a new league.