Some of the most powerful people tied to The Ohio State University met behind closed doors on Wednesday, but they refused to reveal any details about what matters were being discussed.
About 12 of the 18 members of the university's board of trustees were present, along with Ohio State president Gordon Gee and athletic director Gene Smith, 10 Investigates' Paul Aker reported.
It was not clear if the discussion involved NCAA compliance issues with the university's athletic department.
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Smith and Gee refused to answer questions about the meeting, although Gee called the meeting a "strategy session" and said the closed-door format was done by the book, Aker reported.
The meeting appeared to be a possible violation of Ohio's opening meetings law, as the law generally requires meetings to be held in public when such a meeting involves a majority of the board members who are discussing state business, Aker reported.
An attorney for 10TV requested that all records from the meeting be preserved.
The university said it sent the request to its attorney, Aker reported.
The board was expected to meet again on Thursday.
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