Originally Posted by BuckeyeRed27
How about we wait and see what the penalty is before we start throwing out "slap on the wrist". There have been rumors of 5+ year post season ban and possibly no scholarships offered for a period of time. The potential revenue loss coupled with a $30MM+ fine could be very severe.
Penn State has a $1.8 BILLION endowment. $30M is pocket change that will be easily replaced as alums rally to the cause.
The scholarships issue will be key -- if they reduce scholarships, it is a slap on the wrist (as I said: USC has had "reduced" scholarships and a post-season ban but still managed to position itself as a NC contender in year 1 back). If they deny them the ability to hand out scholarships entirely, that's a different matter. But, I've yet to read any report that indicates that (outright loss of all scholarships) as a potential punishment.