Penn State Board of Trustees ‘outraged’ that university consented to sanctions without consulting them

We’ve heard reaction from the athletic department to the Penn State sanctions levied by the NCAA. Now it’s time for the internal disagreements about how the sanctions were consented to.

Penn State president Rodney Erickson signed a consent agreement after finding out what penalties would be levied on the university by the NCAA. Erickson was the only individual privy to the sanctions before today and he alone consented to the sanctions. And that hasn’t gone over too well with members of Penn State’s Board of Trustees.

In an interview with USA Today, Penn State Board of Trustees member Anthony Lubran voiced the board’s concern that the consent agreement was signed without their involvement. And that they’ll ultimately be held accountable for the notion that Penn State “rolled over and played dead.”

“It’s really simple: I am frankly outraged as a member of the Board of Trustees that the University entered into a consent agreement without discussing it with the Board in advance of signing,” Anthony Lubrano told USA TODAY Sports.

“If I’m going to be held accountable, I feel like I should I’ve been part of that process,” Lubrano added. “I think it’s fair to say that a number of Board members are upset.”

“It really wasn’t much of a negotiation (but) everything’s negotiable,” Lubrano said. “My view is that we rolled over and played dead. They (Board members) want to put Paterno behind them.”

Gotta believe that this is just the beginning of the turmoil that is sure to bubble up from within the university.

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