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DirtyMagic97

Should Penn State Get The Death Penalty?

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The NCAA makes the rules up as they go along, if you look at previous cases, then one player committing a violation = two scholarships lost. Obviously that's not what happened in the Southern Cal case, or the OSU tattoo gate case....

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One of the problems the NCAA faces with this case is that they were set up to enforce rules for college athletics, not to punish criminal activities. I can't imagine that the committee foreasaw something like this when they wrote the rules. I guess it could fall under lack of institutional control though.

This is the precise reason so many think that the death penalty is a possibility. They would have to expand their power a bit, but in this case I don't think anyone would blame them. If this isn't a complete and utter lack of institutional control, then I don't know what is.

I do agree that the way the bylaw is written, the death penalty is not a viable option. I also think that people are so disgusted that it is not unlikely the NCAA will vote to kill the program for a year.

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It's going to come down to what's left of PSU after the civil suits and the Clery Act penalties are levied. The NCAA sounds to me like they're gonna drop the hammer to boot.

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This is the precise reason so many think that the death penalty is a possibility. They would have to expand their power a bit, but in this case I don't think anyone would blame them. If this isn't a complete and utter lack of institutional control, then I don't know what is.

I do agree that the way the bylaw is written, the death penalty is not a viable option. I also think that people are so disgusted that it is not unlikely the NCAA will vote to kill the program for a year.

It certainly wouldn't surprise me if you are right. But I have to admit I am a little leery of the NCAA expanding its powers due to popular outrage, even if its justified (as it is in this case).

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It certainly wouldn't surprise me if you are right. But I have to admit I am a little leery of the NCAA expanding its powers due to popular outrage, even if its justified (as it is in this case).

It does seem to be kind of a dangerous situation. The NCAA has a history of ignoring fact and making examples though. Not to mention the NCAA president is absolutely furious.

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Punish a whole bunch of innocent athletes for the mistakes of the past. Seems legit.

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without a doubt.

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Which is why you assist all players in their transfer efforts and do not force them to sit out a season.

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Give them the death penalty for as many years as they hid that stuff.

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We'll find out tomorrow at 9am.

Reports are that it will not be the death penalty, but there will be very severe penalties, with some sources saying that the death penalty would have been preferable.

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