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PSU Trustee Intends To Appeal To NCAA Sanctions

A general view of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions tall flag squad. (Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport)

A general view of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions tall flag squad. (Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport)

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State trustee has told the NCAA that he intends to appeal college sports governing body’s strict sanctions on the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Trustee Ryan McCombie said earlier Monday in a letter to fellow board members that he planned to take action in the interest of due process and sought an NCAA hearing.

McCombie’s lawyers later sent the NCAA their intent to appeal letter.

Among the penalties was a four-year postseason ban and significant scholarship reductions. College sports’ governing body acted after Penn State handed over results of its internal investigation led by former FBI director Louis Freeh.

The university accepted the sanctions.

The NCAA last week said the penalties weren’t subject to appeal after Joe Paterno’s family said they planned to file one.

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