In response to revelations of horrific sexual abuse of children by assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, NCAA drew up a series of penalties that include a four-year bowl ban, lost football scholarships, a $60 million fine to be paid into a child sexual abuse prevention fund, and the vacating of coach Joe Paterno’s victories since 1998 — the year that the university first became aware of allegations against Sandusky. These penalties sound tough, but still don’t reflect the severity of the university’s failures.
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