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Penn State Board Of Trustees Takes No Action On Rodney Erickson's Decision To Accept NCAA Sanctions

The Penn State Board of Trustees decided to take no action on President Rodney Erickson's decision to accept the severe NCAA sanctions. The Board met Tuesday night to discuss a possible action against the school president, with some reports indicating that Trustees were irked at his decision to accept the sanctions without consultation. The decision to accept a $60 million fine was specifically called into question as a potential violation of Standing Order IV under "Matters Requiring the approval of the Board of Trustees."

In the end, however, the Board decided not to vote on Tuesday night. According to Ben Jones, they viewed the accepted sanctions as a preferred punishment to the "death penalty."

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