Penn State will pay one year's gross revenues from their former football program, an estimated $60 million fine, that in part will fund a nation wide child assault recovery program
Penn State is excluded from bowl games for 4 years
NCAA vacated all Penn State wins from 1998 to 2011
Current Penn State football players can switch schools without penalty
Penn States football scholarships are reduced to 15 per year (about a loss of 40 scholarships over 4 years and an annual cap of 65 scholarship players per year)
Penn State must enter into an Athletic Integrity Agreement with the NCAA
Penn State must hire an independent Integrity Monitor (compliance officer) and a compliance administrator
Penn State must implement the Freeh Report recommendations
Penn State is on NCAA probation for 5 years
Penn State at this time is not likely to appeal these sanctions
Is that enough? It depends upon who you talk to. I don't know as if anything can compensate a child for the losses occurred during child rape. Lets be clear here. Jerry Sandusky performed child rape. Penn State officials denied the realities of what Jerry Sandusky was doing and chose to protect their football program over the safety of children. Money trumped innocence.
That's about as ugly as it gets.
I was interested in how the NCAA was going to insert their influence in this regard and I have to admire their choice of using the ethics and integrity sections of the NCAA by laws.
According to the NCAA conclusions and sanctions, the Freeh Report “presents an unprecedented failure of institutional integrity leading to a culture in which a football program was held in higher esteem than the values of the institution, the values of the NCAA, the values of higher education, and most disturbingly the values of human decency.”Ethics and integrity are sorely lacking just about everywhere we look today. We see a lack of integrity in our banking and financial system. It seems our government is for sale. We have ethics problems in real estate, corporate America...the global corporate plutocracy. Is it any wonder that we have severe ethics problems in our schools?
Good for the NCAA. An organization that many say is as relevant as the UN (an organization I wish was more relevant). Good for them. They took a stand for decency.
UPDATE: I just found the block quote. It says it quite plainly. Football is not more important than preserving child safety.