The NCAA would have been justified applying the death penalty to the Penn State football program. It chose not to. But it did hit Penn State hard.
The NCAA fined Penn State $60 million, banned it from participating in a bowl game for four years, and will allow players current and coming in to transfer.
It's tough for most of us to read about Penn State without shaking our head, or our fist. The damage the school did is incalcuable; this wasn't about cheating. This was about ruining the lives of very young men. This was about being more concerned about image than evil.
The penalties the NCAA assessed are more than justified.
So was removing the statute of former football coach Joe Paterno. Onlookers could see little as the school pulled it up and hauled it away.
We've seen enough.