** FILE ** In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Penn State University President Rodney Erickson speaks during a town hall meeting with alumni in King of Prussia, Pa. The Penn State board of trustees gathered Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2012, to discuss whether Mr. Erickson had the authority to agree to unprecedented NCAA sanctions against the football program without first getting the board's approval, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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** FILE ** In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Penn State University President Rodney Erickson speaks during a town hall meeting with alumni in King of Prussia, Pa. The Penn State board of trustees gathered Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2012, to discuss whether Mr. Erickson had the authority to agree to unprecedented NCAA sanctions against the football program without first getting the board's approval, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)