Penn State Sanctions Press Conference: Live Stream Info for NCAA Ruling

Nicholas GossCorrespondent IJuly 22, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, PA - JULY 21:  Items are left in front of the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno outside Beaver Stadium July 21, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. Penn State's president Rodney Erickson is expected to make a decision on whether or not to remove the statue in the wake of the child sex scandal of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. It's believed that Paterno had detailed knowledge of Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing children before and after Sandusky retired from coaching at Penn State.  (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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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

ESPN's Joe Schad revealed some more information about the process on Sunday via Twitter:

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.