Originally posted by English:
I don't think the NCAA went overboard. Burning the Uni down was an overreaction. This penalty is not, in my view, unreasonable taking all things into account.
It sends the right message.
I dont think the NCAA needed to cripple the program for a decade to send the "right message". 60 million dollars, taking the wins away, and TV and Bowls for a year would have certainly done that.
Where I differ from many in here is that I dont believe in overly punishing students and the community for the actions of a small few. If I could put those guys in jail for 50 years I would gladly do it. If they University had to pay $100 million I would be fine with it. I just hate the fact that things that happened years ago affect young student athletes, the student population, and the community itself.
I want HARSH punishment for those that did wrong. Closing the University as some would suggest or crippling the football program for a decade which this will most certainly do is overboard in my opinion.