Thread: OT: PSU Death Penalty?
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07-22-2012, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by mm6492 View Post
NCAA expert Michael Buckner: "If the media reports are true, then the NCAA has charted an unprecedented, and perhaps unconstitutional course of action...the issues facing Penn State are best left in the expert hands of the criminal and civil courts. The NCAA is treating Penn State differently than other schools that were involved in sexual assault scandals. The NCAA is not adhering to its existing enforcement processes and procedures. The conduct of Penn State and its employees, no matter how egregious, is not a violation of an existing NCAA rule."
That seems to be overstating the case--it is pretty clearly unprecedented, but I don't see any constitutional issues, since the NCAA's action does not preempt criminal or civil proceedings.

Regardless, reports are that Penn St. will not appeal the ruling, so much of this discussion about the legality / legitimacy of the NCAA's course is moot.

Apparently, it is something like a 5-year bowl ban, 3-year TV ban, and 60 scholarship deduction. That's an internet rumor circulating pretty hard--though not yet confirmed by any reliable sources, so take it for what you think it is worth.

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