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NCAA Pres Isn't Ruling Out PSU Football Shutdown

The possibility of a shutdown comes in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012  |  Updated 10:13 AM EDT
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NCAA Won't Rule Out PSU Football Shutdown

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Mark Emmert, NCAA President

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The president of the NCAA says he isn't ruling out the possibility of shutting down the Penn State football program in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

In a PBS interview Monday night, NCAA President Mark Emmert said he doesn't want to "take anything off the table" if the NCAA determines penalties against Penn State are warranted.

Emmert said he's "never seen anything as egregious as this in terms of just overall conduct and behavior inside a university." He added, "What the appropriate penalties are, if there are determinations of violations, we'll have to decide."
 
The last time the NCAA shut down a football program with the so-called "death penalty" was in the 1980s, when SMU was forced to drop the sport because of extra benefits violations.
 

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