Pennsylvania Governor Sues N.C.A.A. to Void Penn State Penalties…
The lawsuit alleged that the N.C.A.A. violated antitrust laws, saying Emmert and the organization
“exercised their power through a never-before-used process, one specifically designed to cripple a member institution’s football program.” The lawsuit said that N.C.A.A. leaders, rather than traditional investigators, imposed the penalties, putting aside rules and asserting unusual authority in punishing the university.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced plans Wednesday to file an anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA over its sanctions against Penn State University following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Last July, the NCAA levied unprecedented sanctions against the university, including a fine of $60 million. It also stripped 14 seasons of football victories from late head coach Joe Paterno.
”These sanctions did not punish Sandusky,” or those who allegedly helped cover up his repeated sexual abuse of disadvantaged children, said Corbett at a news conference in State College.
He said they instead affect past and current students who were not part of the scandal.
According to Corbett….
- The state’s U.S. House delegation objects to how the NCAA will spend $60 million fine
- Only 25% of the $60 million fine against Penn State will be spent within state