Still, there were some who thought the punishment was too harsh for the crime.

Sadly, it's still about football and not about the horrible crimes that took place on the campus in State College.

Fans have to stop for a minute. Sure, they love football and want to see their team play. But when such a bad thing has taken place and a cover-up was in place so they can keep playing football, you have to take drastic measure to make sure it doesn't happen again.

That's what the NCAA did on Monday and it should be applauded for making the right call in a tough spot.