We were wondering when this subject would come up. The future of Penn State Football.
NCAA: Penn State ‘death penalty’ possible
Published: July 17, 2012 at 11:55 AM
“I’ve never seen anything as egregious as this in terms of just overall conduct and behavior inside of a university,” Emmert told PBS’ Tavis Smiley in an interview about the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal at Penn State and its impact on college sports broadcast Monday.
“I hope never to see it again. What the appropriate penalties are, if there are determinations of violations, we’ll have to decide and we’ll hold in abeyance all of those decisions until we’ve actually decided what we want to do with the actual charges should there be any.
“And I don’t want to take anything off the table. The fact is this is completely different than an impermissible benefits scandal like happened at SMU [Southern Methodist University] or anything else that we’ve dealt with. This is as systematic a cultural problem as it is a football problem.”
The SMU football program received a NCAA death penalty in 1987 and 1988 for repeated rules violations, the only major college football program ever hit with the association’s harshest sanction. Penn State has until November to respond to an NCAA letter requesting details of its compliance, ethics and institutional control of the sports program.
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WUPN: You can make a good case that if SMU lost football for their rule violations, what should happen to Penn State after the Sandusky cover up? Should Penn State have more than football taken away? What do you think?