NCAA President Mark Emmert Won’t Rule Out Death Penatly for Penn State Football

Former Penn State Nittany Lions Coach Joe Paterno (right) with his Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky in 1999 (photo by Paul Vathis/The Associated Press)

By Erick Smith

USA Today

Reading between the lines of comments by NCAA President Mark Emmert, it appears Penn State has serious explaining to do if it wants to avoid major sanctions for its handling of sexual abuse claims against Jerry Sandusky.

Emmert spoke with Tavis Smiley of PBS and delivered a harsh assessment of school officials in the wake of the Freeh Report delivered last week.

“I’ve never seen anything as egregious as this in terms of just overall conduct and behavior inside a university and hope never to see it again,” Emmert said during the interview. “What the appropriate penalties are, if there are determinations of violations, we’ll have to decide.”




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