Many Press readers thought the NCAA should have levied a harsher penalty on the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
More than half of readers participating in our most recent online poll indicated they think the university’s football program should have been given the “death penalty,” shutting it down for a year or more.
On Monday, the NCAA stopped short of suspending the Nittany Lions program, but announced a slew of other penalties including $60 million in fines, no postseason play for four years and a reduction in scholarships. They also vacated 14 years of former coach Joe Paterno’s victories.
Here is how Press readers responded to the question: Do you think the NCAA should penalize Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal?
“Yes, give them the ‘death penalty’” - 395 voters - 54 percent
“Apply a less harsh punishment” - 121 voters - 16 percent
“No, the people involved are no longer at PSU” - 221 voters - 30 percent
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