NCAA taking up Penn State scandal

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The NCAA has told Penn State it will examine how school officials handled a child sex abuse scandal that has shocked the campus and cost the school's former president and coach Joe Paterno their jobs.NCAA president Mark Emmert sent a letter to Penn State president Rod Erickson saying that the governing body for college sports will look at \Penn State's exercise of institutional control over its intercollegiate athletics programs\ in the case of Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator accused of 40 counts of child sex abuse.Penn State released the letter Friday. The university was given until Dec. 16 to respond.\It is critical that each campus and the NCAA as an association re-examine how we constrain or encourage behaviors that lift up young people rather than making them victims

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