Penn State Receives Harsh Punishments From NCAA
STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania- The NCAA imposed harsh sanctions on Penn State University for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Students watched from campus as the NCAA announced the punishment and reacted with shock, sadness and anger.
The school's famous football program was hit with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine, a four year ban from bowl games, all wins from 1998 to 2011 are wiped out, a loss of 20 scholarships and 5 years of probation.
The NCAA said the sanctions are designed to change Penn State's culture.
The NCAA says current or incoming football players are free to immediately transfer and compete at another school.
Penn State agreed, in advance, to not appeal the sanctions.
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