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Why Penn State Hasn’t Avoided ‘The Death Penalty’ Yet

Today’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) With eight reported transfers thus far and more likely on the way, the bolts are already starting to pop out from Penn State’s football jalopy.

But PSU’s deep-pocketed boosters – part of a group that donated a near-record $208.7 million to the scandal-plagued school during the past fiscal year – had best be very careful about how they attempt to hold their sputtering program together.

Because, while NCAA president Mark Emmert may have spared Penn State from the “death penalty” when he announced its sweeping scandal-induced sanctions last month, the Nittany Lions aren’t out of the woods yet.

Their wheels can still come off. And their program can still be shut down.

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