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Penn State trustees call a special meeting for NCAA sanctions


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The board of trustees at Penn State plan to hold a special meeting to discuss the NCAA sanctions imposed on the university in wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

According to our news exchange partners at TribLIVE, a university spokesman said the reason for the meeting is so the trustees can discuss whether to ratify the binding consent decree the NCAA put on the university and the university's president accepted.

A few trustees put university President Rodney Erickson's leadership into question after he accepted the sanctions before allowing the board to vote on it.

Several trustees filed an appeal for the NCAA sanctions last week.

The NCAA sanctions include a $60 million fine, a reduction in the number of scholarships and a four-year postseason ban.

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