Penn State To Receive 'Unprecedented' Punishment From NCAA, But Football Team Appears To Have Avoided Death Penalty

Penn State

The NCAA will announce punishments for Penn State University and their football program on Monday morning according to a report by

According to the report by, the penalties are “unprecedented,” with one source saying “I’ve never seen anything like it.”

While the report does not specify what penalties will be handed down, it would seem that the football program is going to avoid the “death penalty” as that move would have precedence.

In 1987, the NCAA suspended the Southern Methodist University football program for one year. The school then chose to extend the suspension for a second year.

[UPDATE] Joe Schad of is reporting that the football program will be banned from bowl games for at least one year and will lose scholarships, but will not receive the “death penalty.”

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