Twitter reacts to NCAA penalties for Penn State
As news broke of the NCAA’s massive penalties against Penn State this morning, fans, critics and even players took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
In addition to a $60 million dollar fine, Penn State was also banned from postseason and bowl games for four years and forced to vacate its victories from 1998 through 2011.
The harsh punishment comes it the wake of former FBI director Louis Freeh’s report that found the college and its legendary football coach, the late Joe Paterno, played a role in covering up former coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of children.
Current Penn State football players will be able to transfer without penalty if they choose.
The college was not slapped with the so-called “death penalty,” which would have eliminated an entire season or more for the program.
As word spread of the sanctions inflicted by the NCAA, the internet experienced mixed reaction from those who believe current players should not be punished for the past, and others who say the punishment in not harsh enough.
Here’s a roundup of reaction from students, alumni, players and critics.