Originally Posted by Lestat
they had two choices. sanctions or death penalty.
obviously they chose the lesser of two evils because PSU is a football school and if they goes away there is too much $$$ lost to recover properly.
Not really. There was a huge question whether the NCAA could hand down such sanctions. Rev addressed this. They could have fought it and won. As a matter of fact, if Penn State hadn't stuck their hand in the air and said, "punish us, please!", then the NCAA wouldn't have dared going as far as it did. But it did so knowing there wouldnt be resistence.