I've heard some say that this is worse than the "death penalty." That I don't understand. From what I understand, the death penalty is not permanent, and it shouldn't be. But how is this worse than no football for 4 years, $60 million in fines and vacating wins? I generally don't follow these things, but I'm assuming vacating wins has no effect on players and their stats if that is important for professional eligibility? They have also received some punishments from the Big 10 as well.