Joe Paterno No Longer Winningest Coach In Major College Football
I am elated at the news coming from the NCAA regarding Penn State.
While it is clear the penalties could have even been harsher, there is no doubt that a severe blow was delivered to the football program at Penn State following a horrific child sex abuse scandal. I only wish that Joe Paterno could have lived long enough to see his statue removed, and his legacy crushed. Paterno failed as a human being when allowing the abuses to continue.
The NCAA announced a $60 million fine today against Penn State University as part of the fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving former coach Jerry Sandusky. The university also is banned from bowl games for four years.
The NCAA also vacated all of Penn State’s football wins from 1998 to 2011, stripping the late Joe Paterno of the title of winningest coach in major college football history.
The program will also be on probation for five years.