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NCAA President Defends Sanctions Against Penn State

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In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, Penn State was slapped with some pretty serious sanctions from the NCAA regarding its football program.

Mark Emmert, president of the NCAA, has defended these sanctions, even though they're some of the most severe ever handed down.

Emmert decided to clarify their intent, saying:

"[The] fact that there was criminal activity is not the NCAA's issue. I think it's important to differentiate what the Penn State case was about and what it wasn't about. What we were interested in, and what we focused on was the behavior of those people around that situation, and whether or not the university handled the allegations and the information that it received appropriately."

He's referring to the whole attempted cover up and controversy surrounding the inaction of the late coach Joe Paterno and the University's former president.

Many people think it's really unfair that Penn State was hit with multimillion dollar fines and banned from bowl games for four years.

Things could've been much worse though!

They could've gotten the "death penalty" and had their program dismantled entirely!

We think they're just going to have to live with this stain on them all because of the inaction of good men.

It's a sad, sad story.

[Image via AP Images.]

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