Now if Joe Paterno and Penn State had acted as quickly and decisively against Jerry Sandusky as the NCAA did, there would be far less victims and no sanctions. Yahoo! Sports has the report.
Two sources with knowledge of the Penn State penalties said NCAA president Mark Emmert will announce Monday that he is personally sanctioning Penn State after receiving approval from the associationâ€™s Division I Board of directors, which is comprised of 22 college presidents and chancellors. One source told Yahoo! Sports Emmertâ€™s sanctions will include a â€œmultiple-yearâ€ bowl ban and â€œcripplingâ€ scholarship losses. Penn State will not receive the "death penalty."
The move will mark a first in NCAA history, in which the president will invoke a defense of the NCAAâ€™s constitution as part of his reasoning for taking the unprecedented steps. The moment is groundbreaking in that Emmert is circumventing typical NCAA process and moving forward without an investigation by his enforcement staff. However, Emmert is expected to detail that the action is backed by a special provision allowing such a step if he receives approval from the NCAAâ€™s board of directors. A source told Y! Sports the NCAA is prepared to defend the lack of an investigation by focusing on the Freeh Report, and Emmertâ€™s determination that the report provided actionable evidence.
The report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh found that former coach Joe Paterno, former president Graham Spanier, former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz "concealed" facts tied to Sandusky’s abuse of children.