Two former NCAA presidents have taken issue with the organization's handling of the unprecedented sanctions levied against 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 the event saying he felt the university got “hit in the head awfully hard”
Corrigan added that if he had been in charge of penalizing the football program, he would have gathered all of the facts surrounding the case before issuing any punishment.
Dempsey said the NCAA acted too hastily and that if he were representing Penn State, he would not have accepted the sanctions.