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2 ex-NCAA leaders take issue with PSU sanctions

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 4, 2012 5:40 AM

Pennsylvania State University football(State College) -- Two former NCAA presidents have taken issue with the organization's handling of the unprecedented sanctions levied on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Gene Corrigan and Cedric Dempsey attended a panel discussion Wednesday night on the future of the NCAA sponsored by the university's sports journalism center.

Corrigan sympathized with an audience of more than 350 Penn State students, faculty and community members at a downtown theater. He said he was upset for the Penn State community, and that he felt they got "hit in the head awfully hard."

Dempsey said he thought the NCAA acted too quickly, and that he would not have accepted the sanctions if he were representing Penn State.

The penalties include a four-year bowl ban and steep football scholarship cuts.

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