STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State says it will respond within days to the NCAA’s demand for information as the governing body decides whether the university should face penalties following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal — including a possible shutdown of its football program.
University president Rodney Erickson said Tuesday he doesn’t want to “jump to conclusions” about possible sanctions.
The NCAA is investigating whether Penn State lost “institutional control” over its athletic program and violated ethics rules.
A university-sanctioned report released last week says that late football coach Joe Paterno and three top officials buried allegations against Sandusky to protect the university’s image.
The former assistant coach was convicted last month of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. He awaits sentencing.