NCAA President Mark Emmert announced sanctions the Penn State football program will be receiving for its role in the child sex scandal involving former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky. The penalties include:
- A $60 million fine.
- Banned from the post-season for the next four years.
- A reduction in scholarships from 25 to 15 a year for the next four years.
- Every Penn State football win from 1998 to 2011 has been vacated.
The $60 million fine was levied mainly because that’s what the Penn State football programs makes in one year.
Vacating all those wins means, among other things, that Joe Paterno is no longer all-time winningest coach in NCAA history. He’s now 12th on the all-time win list.
What a shame Paterno is dead. It would have served the hypocrite right to see the damage he and other Penn State officials did by repeatedly concealing facts concerning the long-time sexual abuse of children. Let this be a lesson to everyone, if you find out someone is raping children, do something about it. Don’t just sit by and allow it to happen.
In other words, don’t be like Joe Paterno.