Jan 1, 1983; New Orleans, LA, USA, FILE PHOTO; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno on the sideline against the Georgia Bulldogs in the 1983 Sugar Bowl at the Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Malcolm Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Not that Penn State has much to do with Cincinnati Bengals football -- though some would argue we're in Big Ten country with many The Ohio State Buckeyes fans (myself included) -- here's an open thread to the NCAA's ruling and punishment against Penn State University for Jerry Sandusky's actions, as well as the University's actions per the Louis Freeh report, which focused on officials' terrible decision not to reach out to authorities.
Along with being hit with a $60 million sanction -- the equivalent of the average annual revenue from the football program -- Penn State is ineligible for the postseason for four years and a reduction of 20 scholarships per year for four years. More notably the program forfeits all of their wins dating back to 1998, which will be reflected in Joe Paterno's career record. Those 111 wins being taken away reduces his record from 409 wins to 298, which drops him to the 12th winningest coach in college football history.
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