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Jerry Sandusky Scandal: Penn State Trustees Support President's Acceptance Of NCAA Ruling

In the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal that ultimately led the former Penn State football coach to spending the rest of his natural life behind bars, the NCAA handed down unprecedented sanctions in the form of a $60 million dollar fine, a four-year postseason ban, a loss of scholarships and stripping the football program of 112 wins.

Penn State's Board of Trustees have decided to support university President Rodney Erickson's decision to accept and sign the NCAA's ruling and won't take legal action to appeal -- according to an SI.com report -- in what is a clear attempt to try and put the situation behind the university and move forward:

Member after member then spoke in support of the president's decision, many saying he faced an impossible choice and acted in the best interests of the university, and many said it was time for board members to unite and move on.

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