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Pennsylvania to sue NCAA over Penn State sanctions, according to report

The state of Pennsylvania is preparing to file a lawsuit against the NCAA because of the sanctions levied against Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Patrick Smith

The state of Pennsylvania will file a lawsuit against the NCAA to address the sanctions levied against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. The university is not involved in the lawsuit and the goal of the suit is unknown.

Kevin Harley, the spokesman for Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett, said that they would not comment on the lawsuit. Penn State owes $60 million in fines as part of their sanctions, which will go to child abuse prevention, but the NCAA and Pennsylvania officials have already been arguing over if the money should be spent nationally or locally. The university has deposited $12 million toward that payment into an escrow account.

In addition Penn State received a four-year postseason ban and scholarship reductions, and was forced to vacate a number of wins as part of their sanctions. It is unknown if the lawsuit will address those penalties handed down by the NCAA.

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