NCAA boss won’t rule out death penalty
The president of the NCAA says he isn’t ruling out the
possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the
wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
In a PBS interview Monday night, NCAA President Mark Emmert said
he doesn’t want to ”take anything off the table” if the NCAA
determines penalties against Penn State are warranted.
Emmert said he’s ”never seen anything as egregious as this in
terms of just overall conduct and behavior inside a university.”
He added, ”What the appropriate penalties are, if there are
determinations of violations, we’ll have to decide.”
The last time the NCAA shut down a football program with the
so-called ”death penalty” was in the 1980s, when SMU was forced
to drop the sport because of extra benefits violations.