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Penn State Sanctions Not Subject To Appeal

Earlier Friday, the Paterno family announced their plans to appeal the punishment that the NCAA handed down in which every win Joe Paterno earned as head coach of the Penn State football program between 1998 and 2011.

The catch? These measures taken by the NCAA cannot be overturned.

In a brief tweet released Friday afternoon, The NCAA VP of Communication Bob Williams said Screen_shot_2012-08-03_at_6

The reasoning behind this is the fact that Penn State agreed to the penalties in an effort to avoid the "Death Penalty."

Of course, nothing to this point has stopped the Paterno family's crusade to have Joe's name wiped away from anything having to do with Jerry Sandusky's serial pedophilia, but for now, it looks like Paterno's wins will be taken away for the foreseeable future.

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