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That and the fact we have not committed any NCAA violations to get any sort of NCAA penalty for would be good reasons.
You can't punish the source of motive (and we can't actually prove it was the motive) for the crimes that it 'caused' others to commit. I've never heard of a corporate fraud case where a non-bankrupt business closed its doors for a year after 4-5 of its top employees were convicted of crimes.
Any sanctioning, whether self imposed or from NCAA without further investigation, would be a purely symbolic gesture. Both parties are likely measuring the temperature with fellow influential Institutions, whom possess the only opinions that the NCAA actually cares about. If they don't want the NCAA involved in a criminal/ethical matter, the NCAA will swallow the 'public outcry'. It's not as if they have a sterling existing reputation with the general public to preserve.
The NCAA is not going to shut down the PSU football program. Not because of the economy or economic impact, but because this is clearly not a PSU football issue or NCAA issue (as has been discussed in many other threads). If it were an NCAA issue (like SMU) then they should shut it down, regardless of economic impact. Is that fair to the businesses around PSU, no. But it would have to be enforced to be fair to all NCAA institutions and participants that stay within the guidelines. To think it didn't hurt businesses around SMU is a big miscalculation. But the good news is that this really is not an NCAA issue - regardless of what some foolish media people want to think - it is a legal and civil issue outside the football program and outside NCAA jurisdiction and will not be shut down.
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