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Penn State Scandal: Board Of Trustees Reviewing Accepted Sanctions

Penn State interim president Rodney Erickson accepted the sanctions levied by the NCAA against the Nittany Lions' football program on Monday. But the school's Board of Trustees isn't particularly pleased and has reportedly called for a meeting with Erickson Tuesday afternoon to determine whether he ever had authority to consent to the penalties to begin with.

In this instance, the NCAA sidestepped its normal investigative protocol to hit the school with a number of penalties, including a $60 million fine and a four-year postseason ban.

From the Express-Times via LehighValleyLive.com:

Some board members say Erickson broke Standing Order IV under "Matters Requiring the approval of the Board of Trustees."

Provision 2-e of Standing Order IV states the following actions must be approved by the board: Authorization to borrow money; authorization of persons to sign checks, contracts, legal documents, and other obligations, and to endorse, sell or assign securities.

(h/t College Football Talk)

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