Friday, November 18, 2011

Penn State: NCAA Launches Investigation

The NCAA has launched an investigation into the Penn State University football program in the wake of the sex scandal and cover-up involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, according to CNN.

The investigation will explore how the university handled the reported child sex abuse and the failure of top level administrators to intervene, report or investigate the allegations.

"This unprecedented situation demands the NCAA evaluate the university's accountability" and the application of NCAA bylaws, said the president of the NCAA, Mark Emmert, in a letter to the university.

"While the criminal justice process clearly takes precedence over any NCAA actions, the association is closely monitoring the situation," he said, according to CNN.

Penn State President Rod Erickson said he has pledged "Penn State's full cooperation with the NCAA review."

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