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Penn State May Be Subject To Punishment From NCAA

NCAA President Mark Emmert. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NCAA President Mark Emmert. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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(CBS) One question that has repeatedly been asked this week is: How will Penn State be punished?

It is unclear whether or not Penn State has actually violated NCAA rules, but President Mark Emmert released a statement Thursday indicating that the NCAA will look into whether or not any bylaws were violated and act accordingly.

Here is the full statement from NCAA President Mark Emmert:

Regarding the ongoing Penn State criminal investigation, the NCAA is actively monitoring developments and assessing appropriate steps moving forward. The NCAA will defer in the immediate term to law enforcement officials since this situation involved alleged crimes. As the facts are established through the justice system, we will determine whether Association bylaws have been violated and act accordingly. To be clear, civil and criminal law will always take precedence over Association rules.