Penn State Trustee Blasts 'Pansy Presidents' For Giving NCAA's Mark Emmert Authority

Penn State reportedly won't be handed the death penalty by the NCAA. According to sources, the sanctions that Mark Emmert is set to announce Monday may be even worse, however. Emmert is forgoing the NCAA's standard months of due process to hand down a punishment based solely on the Penn State-commissioned Freeh Report that found that Joe Paterno and others covered up years of child sexual abuse by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.

Emmert's seemingly unilateral decision will likely include a lengthy bowl ban and a significant loss of scholarships. The president's swift action isn't sitting well with Penn State's board of trustees.

"Emmert has been given full reign by the pansy presidents (at other universities) to make his own decision," said the trustee, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "He has been given the authority to impose these unprecedented sanctions. It's horrible."

Emmert is setting a very interesting precedent with the scandal. Expect plenty more chatter in the days and weeks to come.

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

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