Although it is known that the Penn State football program will not receive the so-called "Death Penalty" from the NCAA, harsh results are in the cards.
A recent report by ESPN.com features reaction from numerous people involved, including this response from a Board of Trustees member that has been informed of the NCAA's penalty for the school.
"Unbelievable," said a Penn State trustee informed of the NCAA statement, speaking to ESPN.com senior writer Don Van Natta Jr. "Unbelievable, unbelievable."
The article also mentions that the NCAA decided to use the Freeh report instead of doing their own investigation.
One person cited in the article, a former chair of the Committee of Infractions, disagrees with the actions the NCAA is taking in this case, as the chair feels it does not fall within the jurisdiction of the NCAA.
"The purpose of the NCAA is to keep a level playing field among schools and to make sure they use proper methods through scholarships and etcetera," the chair said. "This is not a case that would normally go through the process. It has nothing to do with a level playing field. It has nothing to do with whether Penn State gets advantages over other schools in recruiting or in the number of coaches or things that we normally deal with."
The fate of the Penn State football program will be decided at a press conference at 9 a.m. ET.
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