From the NY POST
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday that Gov. Tom Corbett said the penalties imposed on Penn State “go well beyond” those with responsibility for the handling of the sex abuse allegations against Sandusky.
“What’s important to note is the kids that are up there right now, whether they are students or the student-athletes, the members of that team or the members of any other team, had nothing to do with this. Nothing,” Corbett said. “And they are the ones that, unfortunately, are bearing the brunt of this. And that’s what I find difficult.”
A person with knowledge of the trustees’ meeting said earlier Wednesday that trustees were to discuss whether Erickson had the authority to agree to the sanctions without first getting the board’s approval. The person was not authorized to discuss the meeting and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Some trustees had expressed concern that Erickson may have violated a board rule that says the board must authorize the signing of “contracts, legal documents, and other obligations.”
The board statement made no reference to the propriety of what Erickson had done, saying trustees held a discussion but did not take any votes.
“The board finds the punitive sanctions difficult and the process with the NCAA unfortunate,” the statement said. “But as we understand it, the alternatives were worse as confirmed by NCAA President Mark Emmert‘s recent statement that Penn State was likely facing a multi-year death sentence.”
La Torre said Wednesday that Erickson had authority to act without the approval of the full board.
Please comment! I would love to send copies of your comments to the Board of Trustees at Penn State!