2012-08-16 / Sports

Penn State Trustees Meet Over NCAA Penalties

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Members of Penn State's board of trustees are scheduled to meet to consider ratifying a consent decree with the NCAA that imposed penalties for how the university handled the child molestation scandal that has rocked the university.

Board chairwoman Karen Peetz told fellow trustees Thursday in an email obtained by The Associated Press that said she appreciated “everyone's candor and your sincere and heartfelt comments” but it was time to “put this matter to rest and to move on.”

The resolution under consideration Sunday evening says that the board “wishes to and hereby does ratify” the consent decree.

The NCAA on July 23 barred the school from postseason play for four years, fined it $60 million, stripped it of future scholarships and invalidated 112 of the football team's wins.

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