Did the innocent employees of Enron suffer such a penalty, other than the loss of jobs, which was merely consequent? (And they were compensated, presumably, with unemployment benfits, etc.) They’re punishing the masses for the actions of a few. It has never been established that the team, collectively, knew about the accusations against Sandusky. In fact, the sanctions are based on the presumption that there was a coverup. So why punish the football team for the criminal activity of its administration, including one who is dead and one who is in prison for life?
This will, of course, have extended consequences. Who, in the next 4 years is going to commit to Penn St.? And how much talent who would have otherwise committed to Penn St. think otherwise even beyond the 4 years? Guilt by association. A poor, poor model.