Some feel that this isn’t an NCAA matter. Some feel it is. But the fact that the NCAA punishes players and institutions because players received free tattoos in exchanged for signed jerseys, make it impossible for them not to weigh in here. This is unprecedented, and so is the punishment.
NCAA preside, Mark Emmert has handed down the following, which technically isn’t the “death pentaly”…
NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement Monday morning that the program would be hit a four-year postseason ban and a $60 million fine.
In addition, the school will be forced to cut 10 scholarships for this season and 20 scholarships for the following four years.
The school will be forced to vacate all wins from 1998-2011, a total of 112 victories.
The NCAA ruling represented a seminal moment for Emmert, the former University of Washington president whose 20-month tenure has coincided with an unpredictable and turbulent time in college sports.