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NCAA sues to stop state limit on destination of Penn State fine

February 21, 2013

HARRISBURG (AP) — The NCAA wasted no time in challenging a new Pennsylvania law designed to keep the $60 million Penn State fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal in the state, filing a federal......

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wwhickok

Feb-21-13 5:57 AM

The NCAA is making a mistake here. They overstepped their bounds, they know it, now they're trying to come out looking like the good guys. Why SHOULDN'T the money benefit PA? It should, period. NCAA will/should lose this one.

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oldbilltown

Feb-21-13 6:47 AM

This seems to be a case of the governor filing a suit that he thinks will help his popularity, even though he knows that he will lose and that this is a frivolous government impingement on private contracting. Penn State and the NCAA are in a private, voluntary, contractual agreement, like all participating universities. Penn State voluntarily agreed to these terms. It could have said no and gone to arbitration with the NCAA or just quit the NCAA and joined the NAIA or the like. It did not and now the state is meddling in the business of a university that it does not even technically own.

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wwhickok

Feb-21-13 7:21 AM

I'll have to disagree with that. What the University did not do is represent the people that the sanctions truly effected. The Students/Players who did nothing wrong. That, I believe, is what the government is attempting to do. Is it about popularity at the same time? Isn't everything? For the NCAA it's about trying to bully Universities, and about gaining the right to continue to do so. Mark Emmert is the Roger Goodell of the NCAA. If this was an NFL team, the fans of that team would be outraged, everyone and their brother would be screaming "fire goodell".

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Josh84

Feb-21-13 9:55 AM

If the NCAA truly only cared about making sure this money went to help children of abuse, then they should have no problem with the legislation Corbett passed. I think this makes the motives of the NCAA appear suspicious, as it should.

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biobabycj

Feb-21-13 10:37 AM

this is all bull crap.. the lawsuits need to stop. the innocent are again the ones being affected here.. the players and students arent the ones who did the crime,,, or covered it up.. they should not be the ones affected.. and neither should the students present or future. you know with all the cost its costing psu for sandusky and now this... the tuition will go up even more. its already too expensive. whats rediculous is the president of the U makes over a half a mill a year, and.. im sure a full benefit package. also.. rediculous.. no wonder american students cant afford to go, or are in debt with student loans until their 40s

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ScottOldNewberry

Feb-21-13 2:19 PM

Why is the NCAA involved with funding "Child abuse prevention"? That sounds fishy to me.

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