Your Turn: Were sanctions against Penn State football program appropriate?
By STEVEN PETRELLA
The Baltimore Sun|
Jul 23, 2012 | 10:29 AM
NCAA president Mark Emmert brought down the proverbial hammer on Penn State Monday morning, imposing severe sanctions that will likely cripple the program for at least a decade.
The school received a four-year bowl ban, 10 less scholarships per year until 2014-15, a $60 million fine, and all wins from 1998-2011 will be vacated in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-abuse scandal.
The program will not cease operation or receive the so-called 'death penalty,' which many in the national media called for. Some experts have said the sanctions imposed are actually worse than the suspension of a season.
Penn State has agreed to these sanctions and does not plan to appeal.
Do you think Penn State received and agreed to appropriate sanctions for the actions of Jerry Sandusky and the cover-up that followed?