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. Paterno’s statue which stood in front of Beaver Stadium has also been taken down and put in a storage facility.
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. The NCAA stopped short of imposing the “death penalty,” shutting down the Nittany Lions’ program completely. Information from The Associated Press and KSDK.com contributed to this report.