Report: Trustees to discuss sanctions

Report: Trustees to discuss sanctions

Published Jul. 25, 2012 1:00 a.m. ET

A person with knowledge of the situation says the Penn State board of trustees will meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss whether President Rodney Erickson had the authority to agree to unprecedented NCAA sanctions against the football program without first getting the board's approval.

The person says the trustees will meet with Erickson in State College. The person was not authorized to talk about the meeting and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Some trustees have expressed concern that Erickson violated a board rule that says the board must authorize the signing of ''contracts, legal documents, and other obligations.''

The Express-Times of Easton was first to report the upcoming board meeting.