NCAA drops a heavy hand on Happy Valley
July 23, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - One day after the Joe Paterno statue was taken down and put into storage, the NCAA has handed Penn State's football program a similar fate.
While the NCAA did not slap the program with the "death penalty," it stopped just short of it in delivering unprecedented fines and sanctions that will undoubtedly hamper Penn State and the football program for years to come.
Two weeks ago it was the Freeh Report that was the buzz of the college world, as former FBI Director Louis Freeh and his team found Penn State and more specifically, Joe Paterno, school president Graham Spanier, vice president Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curly guilty of concealing "critical facts relating to Jerry Sandusky's child abuse from the authorities, the board of trustees, Penn State community, and the public at large."
Freeh's report was ing, pointing the finger at Penn State's now infamous foursome.
"Our most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky's child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State. The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized."