Penn State University

Corbett Defends Antitrust Suit vs. NCAA

Feb 26, 2013

Gov. Tom Corbett argued in a court document filed late Monday that the NCAA has been trying to use his pending antitrust lawsuit against it over the Penn State penalties in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal to combat what he describes as a groundswell of public criticism.

Corbett said the judge should not grant the NCAA's request to dismiss the case, saying college sports' governing body made a factual error when it said the penalties were voted on by the university's trustees.

If there were any remaining warm and fuzzy feelings between state lawmakers and the NCAA, there’s no love lost now. Legislators and officials are reacting to the NCAA’s lawsuit against the commonwealth to overturn a brand new state law.

For those following along at home, there are now two federal lawsuits with the NCAA and Tom Corbett at the top of the docket.

Gov. Corbett has signed legislation that would require all proceeds from the 60 million dollars in NCAA fines paid by Penn State to be used exclusively in Pennsylvania.

Penn State agreed to pay the fines levied by the NCAA as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.