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Penn St Fined $60M, Wins Vacated From '98-11

by AP posted Jul 23 2012 9:32AM
 <VIDEO>    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA has slammed Penn State with an unprecedented series of penalties, including a $60 million fine and the loss of all coach Joe Paterno's victories from 1998-2011, in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. 
 
     Other sanctions include a four-year ban on bowl games, and the loss of 20 scholarships per year over four years.
 
     NCAA President Mark Emmert announced the staggering sanctions Monday at a news conference in Indianapolis. Though the NCAA stopped short of imposing the "death penalty" - shutting down the Nittany Lions' program completely - the punishment is still crippling for a team that is trying to start over with a new coach and a new outlook. 
 
     Sandusky, a former Penn State defensive coordinator, was found guilty in June of sexually abusing young boys, sometimes on campus.
 
 
     
 
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07/23/2012 9:30AM
Penn St Fined $60M, Wins Vacated From '98-11
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