Assignment: Penn State sanctions fair?
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association imposed unprecedented sanctions on Penn State University, condemning the university for "perpetuating a 'football first' culture that ultimately enabled serial child sex abuse to occur," it said in a statement.
The NCAA announced a $60 million fine against Penn State University, banned its football team from bowl games for four years and reduced scholarships to the school. It also vacated all of Penn State's football wins from 1998, stripping the late Joe Paterno of the title of winningest coach in major football college history.
The punishment is part of the continued fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted in late June of 45 of the 48 counts he faced involving 10 young victims.
A day before the announcement, the 900-pound bronze statue of Paterno was removed from its place outside the 106,000-seat football stadium in State College, Pennsylvania.
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