The students,the alumni,the board,the adminstration and faculty came together at that moment and began to rebuild." Corbett added, "At the same time,while the healing was taking place, the NCAA piled on,choosing to levy, in their words, unprecedented sanctions against Penn State and it football program." In July, as the Jerry Sandusky child sex scandal unfolded, Penn State University agreed to the santions,for the most part, to save its football program.
The sanctions included a $60 million dollar fine, a ban from bowl games for four years, and the stripping of victories for a 14 year period. Corbett said, "I cannot stand by as Governor of the Commonwealth and let this happen without a fight. The NCAA used this scandal for its own purposes." The NCAA released a statement saying it was disppointed in the Governor's action and that it was only adding to the pain of the Sandusky victims.