Yesterday the Paterno statue was taken down. One day later the NCAA has handed down their decision in the recent child abuse scandal that has rocked the university and tarnished the reputation of their former head coach Joe Paterno. The university has been fined $60M. NCAA president Mark Emmert says, "those funds must be paid into an endowment for external programs preventing child sex abuse or assisting victims and may not be used to fund such programs at the university." Emmert went on to say that "no price the NCAA can levy will repair the damage inflicted by Jerry Sandusky on his victims." Sandusky is currently in prison waiting to be sentenced for abusing 10 boys over a 15 year period.
The football program at Penn State will also endure a four year post season ban meaning they will not be bowl eligible until the 2016 season.. All wins between the years 1998-2011 will be vacated and those wins will be removed from head coach Joe Paterno's career stats. That means that Paterno's career wins will drop from a record of 409 down to 298. He was the winningest coach in NCAA history and now will be ranked number 12 in that regard.