In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal that rocked football powerhouse Penn State and led to the firing of storied coach Joe Paterno, the NCAA is preparing to level “unprecedented” sanctions against the university, according to CBS News.
Citing a “high-ranking association source,” CBS reported Sunday that the NCAA would announce severe punishments against both the Penn State football program and the university itself. NCAA President Mark Emmert will announce the penalties at a news conference at 9 a.m. Monday morning.
In June, Sandusky was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of sexual abuse against minors. University officials and Paterno had maintained ignorance of the events throughout the investigation, though Freeh’s report contradicted many of those claims.