By: Dani Nispel, Program and Policy Intern
National Council of Women’s Organizations
NCAA president, Mark Emmert, announced this morning that Penn State Football would not face the “death penalty.” The team would not be suspended for a year, but it would face punishments including a $60 million fine. Some are saying the sanctions against Penn State are more crippling than the “death penalty”, but it may not be over yet. The NCAA has had its say, as the governing body of athletics. However, The Department of Education has been investigating since November to see if Penn State violated the Clery Act. If the University did indeed violate the Clery Act by covering up sexual harassment, it could put their federal funding on the line.