Report: PSU Penalties ‘Unprecedented’

    Image #: 15956378    Penn State football players enter the field prior to their NCAA football game against Nebraska in State College, Pennsylvania November 12, 2011. Pennsylvania State University, reeling from a child sex abuse scandal that has shocked the nation, will try a first step toward repairing its shattered image at the football game.    REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL CRIME LAW EDUCATION)       REUTERS /TIM SHAFFER /LANDOV

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    Penn State will get far more than a slap on the wrist, a high-ranking NCAA source said—although its football program is unlikely to be shut down. The official said the university will see “unprecedented penalties"—with one source estimating the school could get up to $30 million in fines in the wake of a report that showed administrators and coaches at the school covered up allegations of sex abuse against disgraced former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for a decade. But an official with inside knowledge of the investigation said Sunday that the football program will not face the death penalty. The penalties against Penn State are scheduled to be announced Monday morning. Meanwhile, the university has ordered that a statue of former coach Joe Paterno be taken down.

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