UPDATE: The NCAA has SPOKEN
A $60M fine no bowl games for 4 years and they're revoking all WINS, back to 1998. And, a I said below and yesterday, the guilty are not being punished, because they're either dead or no longer associated with Penn State. However, both future and past players will carry the burden of the punishment. Some through loss of a scholarship. Others through taking away the legacy of their days at Penn State.
I hope they put Sandusky in general population, and I hope Paterno is roasting on a rotisserie in hell. And finally, I hope anyone who knew about this but didn't speak up winds up next to Paterno, rosting like the swine they are!
I said earlier I abhor college sports.
But I hate cowardly fools and kangaroo courts even more. And that's how I see the NCAA this morning, as cowardly and gutless fools.
The university is bracing for what the N.C.A.A. is calling “corrective and punitive measures” that are expected to handicap the football program for years. While the specific findings will be released at a news conference at N.C.A.A. headquarters in Indianapolis on Monday morning, a person briefed on the sanctions said that the N.C.A.A. would issue a postseason bowl ban, a number of scholarship reductions and a stiff financial penalty. It is also expected that players in the program will have the freedom to transfer, essentially creating free agency for other programs to approach them.
The N.C.A.A. board of directors’ decision to go outside its usual process for dealing with infractions, forgoing a long investigation, and authorize sanctions based on the findings of an outside investigation is considered unprecedented. It is a pivotal moment in the presidency of Mark Emmert, whose two-year tenure had been characterized by the N.C.A.A.’s seeming lack of enforcement power in a long stream of rules-violation cases and the chaos of conference realignment.
.OK, so for 30 odd years the Athletic Department, or better still, some of the employees of the Athletic Department, covered up Sandusky's BS. Now, he's been caught and convicted and he's going to jail, Joe Paterno's image and reputation are trashed, the school's Board of Governors is coming apart at the seams and some of them might go to jail. And honestly, I hope they ALL wind up on state, getting 'punked' by the biggest, meanest father rapers of them all!
IMHO, that's too good for them. Hanging the ass hats who covered this up, would suit me fine, or maybe a public flogging!
But punishing 'the school' after ALL the people who knew this was going on and covering it up does nothing. Well it does do a few things. It denies scholarships, and thereby educations to high school football players, none of whom were even born when Sandusky started this and Penn State started covering it up!
How does that SOLVE anything? It doesn't. But what it does do is make it 'appear' like the NCAA is doing something about Sandusky, Paterno and the entire Penn State Athletic Department. I've said before I'm not a fan of college sports, so I have ZERO axe to grind. But what I AM a fan of is fair play, and justice.
And justice will not be served here by these sanctions. The only thing being served here, is the futures of prospective college football players, being placed on a silver platter, so the NCAA can absolve themselves of a sin, for which they had no responsibility, in the first place.