When it was announced by the NCAA earlier today that scholarships would be gradually restored to the Penn State football team, former Nittany Lions assistant coach Jay Paterno lashed out on Twitter, proving that he’s still not willing to rescind his position that his father and his former employer were somehow wronged by the harsh punishment initially handed down.
Paterno began with this: “NCAA gives back SOME PSU scholarships? Why not ALL? ANY football sanctions are still an affront to the truth.” He followed that statement up with the following: “NCAA:’Due to Penn State’s continued progress towards ensuring athletics integrity’ Progress towards something that already existed?”
The announcement from the NCAA revealed that five scholarships will be restored beginning next season, with the end result being a restoring of 85 football scholarships in 2016-17. Though the huge fine of $60 million and the bowl ban are still in place, the NCAA also indicated that the postseason ban may be shortened in the near future if the school continues to make satisfactory progress.
[Source: USA Today Sports]