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The Sports Kings: PSU Excepts Tough Penalties…

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Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien speaks to the media in Beaver Stadium, Thursday, August 9, 2012, during media day in State College, Pennsylvania. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/MCT) Getty Images

Penn State head football coach Bill O’Brien speaks to the media in Beaver Stadium, Thursday, August 9, 2012, during media day in State College, Pennsylvania. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/MCT) Getty Images

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The vast majority of Penn State’s board of trustees have voiced support for the president’s acceptance of tough penalties imposed by the NCAA over how the university handled child molestation allegations against a former assistant football coach.

No vote was taken during a conference call on Sunday. Board chairwoman Karen Peetz told fellow trustees that the panel could not vote because 10 days’ notice of the meeting was required. But more than two dozen members of the 32-member board then voiced support for President Rodney Erickson’s decision and a desire to move forward, although many criticized the sanctions.

The NCAA on July 23 barred the university 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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