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Miles supports Penn State sanctions

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When asked this morning on ESPN about Penn State's punishments, LSU head coach Les Miles said he supported the NCAA's sanctions against the Nittany Lions in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse trial.

In his interview with ESPN's Chris Fowler, Miles said, "I think what college football needed was a reaction from the NCAA; Mark Emmert did that. As unfortunate as the sanctions are, I think we're all in support. He needed to make a statement and he did."

The sanctions against Penn State include:

  • A $60 million fine on the university with the funds going to the establishment of an endowment that will serve the victims of child sexual abuse across the country. The amount is the equivalent to one year of gross earnings for the football team.
  • A ban from post-season play and bowl participation for four years.
  • The program will be on probation for five years.
  • Scholarships will be reduced from 25 to 15 per year for four years.
  • The NCAA is vacating all wins from 1998 to 2011.
  • The NCAA reserves the right to initiate a formal investigation on individuals after the conclusion of any criminal proceedings

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