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Penn State Sanctions: Bomani Jones Worries About NCAA's Power

SB Nation's Bomani Jones takes a skeptical view of the NCAA's harsh punishment of Penn State for the institution's role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

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And please -- please -- don't think the public zeal for specifically hurting Nittany Lion football does anything to change the perception that football is more important than everything else. Otherwise, why aren't the prospect of jail time and/or ruined careers for all living, responsible parties to this debacle, the pending loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in civil litigation and the looming specter of punishment from the Feds not enough?

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Jones argues that the punishments establish a bad precedent by giving the NCAA too much power to punish other schools in the future. He calls the punishments "piling on," saying that the harsher they were, the more likely to be popular they were.

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For more on Penn State football and the NCAA's punishment, check out Black Shoe Diaries.

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