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NCAA committee endorses new penalty structure

NCAA president Mark Emmert speaks during a press conference at the NCAA's headquarters to announce sanctions against Penn State University's football program on July 23, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The sanctions are a result of a report that the university concealed allegations of child sexual abuse made against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts related to sexual abuse of boys over a 15-year period. (July 22, 2012 - Source: Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America)  (Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America)
NCAA president Mark Emmert speaks during a press conference at the NCAA's headquarters to announce sanctions against Penn State University's football program on July 23, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The sanctions are a result of a report that the university concealed allegations of child sexual abuse made against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts related to sexual abuse of boys over a 15-year period. (July 22, 2012 - Source: Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America) (Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America)
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Updated: 8/02/2012 3:20 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA's Board of Directors has endorsed a proposal that could ban rule-breaking teams from postseason play for up to four years, just like the sanctions handed to Penn State.

The proposal would also negate all revenue teams that violated the rules bring in during the years in which violations occurred. If approved, head coaches also could be held accountable individually

The board endorsed the plan Thursday. A vote is not expected before the board's October meeting. NCAA schools can comment on the proposal until that time.

The proposal also expands the current two-tiered system for penalties, major and secondary violations, to four tiers and would increase the number of infractions committee members from 10 to 24.

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