Penn State To Face 'Punitive Measures': NCAA

  on July 22 2012 1:52 PM

The NCAA said Sunday it will hold a news conference Monday morning to announce what were described as “corrective and punitive measures” against Penn State in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal involving the former football coach Jerry Sandusky.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association revealed no details about the penalties, which will be announced by its president, Mark Emmert, and Ed Ray, chairman of the executive committee, The New York Times reported.

In an interview last week with PBS, Emmert called Penn State’s conduct in covering up Sandusky’s behavior -- as detailed in a devastating report by ex-FBI Director Louis Freeh -- “egregious.” He did not rule out invoking the NCAA’s power to impose the so-called death penalty to shut down Penn State’s football program.

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