NCAA Comes Down Hard on Penn State Due to Sandusky Cover Up

by Kevin Ross - Posted Monday, July 23rd, 2012. Category: URBAN



Sandusky1 NCAA Comes Down Hard on Penn State Due to Sandusky Cover UpPenn State was hit hard with penalties for the role they played in covering up Sandusky’s child sex abuse.

The NCAA has hit Penn State with multiple penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno’s victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Other sanctions include a four-year ban on bowl games, and the loss of 20 scholarships per year over four years.

NCAA President Mark Emmert announced the staggering sanctions Monday at a news conference in Indianapolis. The  NCAA shut down the Nittany Lions’ program completely and the punishment is still crippling for a team that is trying to start over with a new coach and a new outlook.

Sandusky, a former Penn State defensive coordinator, was found guilty in June of sexually abusing young boys, sometimes on campus.