Penn State penalties: $60 million fine, 4-year bowl ban
- Updated: July 23, 2012
The NCAA delivered severe blows to Penn State and its football program Monday, further condemnations of the actions of university officials in the child sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Penn State will be banned from bowl games for four years, will lose 10 football scholarships per year for four years and must pay $60 million in fines, which will go toward a fund for victims of child abuse. Penn State will be placed on probation for five years.
In addition, all of Penn State’s victories from 1998 through 2011 will be vacated. Coach Joe Paterno’s record will reflect the vacated victories, meaning he no longer technically will be the NCAA’s all-time winningest coach.
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