Penn State Sanctions Eased

Penn State Sanctions Eased

Penn State is getting time off for good behavior — the NCAA is reducing some of the sanctions against its football program leveled after the Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal.

College athletics’ governing body says that Penn State has made substantial progress in “ensuring athletics integrity,” and so some of the scholarship reductions handed down last year are being rolled back. Starting in the 2014-15 academic year, the Nittany Lions will get back five of the lost scholarships per year, until they’re back at the FBS division limit of of 85 in the 2016-17 school year.

Jay Paterno, the son of the late disgraced head coach Joe Paterno, isn’t satisfied with that, though. He tweeted, “NCAA gives back some PSU scholarships? Why not all?Any football sanctions are still an affront to the truth.”

Source: USA Today

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