The NCAA's punishments for Penn State University following all of the information that has been released regarding the Jerry Sandusky sex scandal will be unveiled on Monday morning during a press conference, according to the NCAA's official Twitter account:
NCAA to hold press conference on #PennState Monday at 9 a.m. ET. Live coverage from this feed & web stream link avail tmrw.— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) July 22, 2012
Thee sanctions were not self-imposed or negotiated. This is Emmert taking a stand he felt he had to due to horrors in Freeh Report.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 22, 2012
Penn State sanctions expected to be extremely harsh and could even be perceived as more damaging long-term than "death penalty"— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 22, 2012
Many people won't be satisfied with the NCAA's decision unless Penn State is given the "death penalty," which would result in a cancellation of at least the 2012 football season.
While this would certainly be a fair punishment given the extreme circumstances at Penn State, some have argued that it would be unfair to punish the current players.
SMU was the last college football team to receive the death penalty in 1987. It took a long time for the SMU football program to recover from receiving it.
Other possible punishments include postseason and bowl-game bans. The Nittany Lions currently have a bowl-game streak of seven years.
The right decision for the NCAA to send a strong message and ensure that nothing like this ever happens again in the future is to give the Nittany Lions the death penalty.
When the NCAA's penalties are revealed, check back to Bleacher Report for the details and the latest reaction.
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