Thread: OT: PSU Death Penalty?
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07-23-2012, 02:11 AM
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Originally Posted by GTopCheese View Post
That honestly would be dumb if they could only do something if the people who caused the infractions were the only ones that could get punished. That means that as long the university fired someone or released a student that caused the infraction that they could no longer be punished. That could allow colleges all over the country to do illegal activities without worry of getting punished by the NCAA as long as the infractor(s) are no longer at the university.
That's how it works in the real world though. And for the most part professional sports... Look at the NFL with the Saints current issue, punishing those culpable. The way the NCAA has handled situations with the blanket approach is a joke, because it's so broad and the instances that cause them are so narrow it fails as a decent deterrent.

Almost everyone agrees the Ohio State sanctions were overly harsh, similar to USC. The NCAA gets ridiculously up in arms when it involves players and money even though the universities make bank off the sport as does the NCAA.

The only situations were I see punishing the whole team is when the issue in question gave the team an unfair advantage in a game that was already played. Like illegal recruiting and then they went to win a game, or some sort of performance enhancing cover up. Something that would involve the coaches and players.

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