Penn State Should Have Recieved the "Death Penalty" Essay

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Penn State Should Have Received the Death Penalty! How did Penn State not receive the “Death Penalty”? I am completely dumbfounded by the “hand-slap” sanctions handed out to the university by the N.C.A.A. A sixty million dollar fine (equal to one year of revenue for the football program), a four year bowl ban, a reduction of grants-in-aid (scholarships), five years of probation, and a vacation of one hundred eleven wins dating back to 1998. This does not include penalties to be determined by the N.C.A.A. after the conclusion of any criminal proceedings related to any individual involved (National Collegiate Athletic Association). Some people are speculating if the N.C.A.A. has the authority to levy sanctions on Penn State. The N.C.A.A. definitely has the authority, and the responsibility to inflict these sanctions, on a member of Division I if there are violations of the bylaws of the N.C.A.A. Constitution (immoral conduct included). Were these sanctions tough enough for the crimes committed? Absolutely not! Penn State has funds of 1.8B per year, and to only fine them one-thirtieth of their annual revenue for allowing these heinous acts to continuously happen on their campus, is a serious misjudgment on the part of the N.C.A.A. and the judicial system. Can the N.C.A.A. or the American Judicial system put a price on how much it costs to replace the innocence of the young boys that fell prey to Sandusky’s egregious actions? When compared to the “Death Penalty” scandal at Southern Methodist in 1987, in which the college was paying student athletes out of a “slush fund”, the atrocious actions brought to light in the Penn State scandal are far worse than paying players based on their performance while on the field of play. Children were allowed to be molested by Jerry Sandusky on PSU’s campus for more than fourteen years. Let me repeat that so it

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