Seven people are slated to speak at the Penn State trustees' meeting Friday during the board's first public comment period.
"All of these requests are being accommodated and the board looks forward to receiving their perspectives and comments," said Penn State spokesman David La Torre.
The board's new policy would have allowed up to 10 people to address the board, but only seven signed up to speak.
One of them is Ceil Masella, a 1972 Penn State graduate and wife of Brian Masella, who played football when Joe Paterno was coach.
She said she thinks the board has mishandled the entire situation, and her biggest question is about discrepancies between what President Rodney Erickson and Ed Ray, who was chairman of the NCAA’s executive committee, said about the NCAA sanctions. Erickson said if the university hadn’t accepted the sanctions -- including a four-year bowl ban and $60 million fine -- it would have faced the death penalty.
Ray said the NCAA hadn’t threatened the university with those sanctions.
“Somebody’s lying,” Masella said.
She said she thinks there’s a very large constituency that’s getting more upset with the board.
“You can’t move past it until you make some effort to fix it,” she said.
The board added a 30-minute comment period as parts of its efforts to be more open and accessible in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Those wishing to address the board had to put the request in by 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and will be limited to three minutes in their remarks.
The board meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Nittany Lion Inn with remarks from President Rodney Erickson, followed by the public comment period.
Trustees are meeting this afternoon at the Penn Stater for committee seminars, which are open to the public.
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