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NCAA sues Pa. over
$60M Jerry Sandusky fine

USA Today, by Michael Winter

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 2/20/2013 6:08:05 PM

The NCAA on Wednesday sued Pennsylvania hours after Gov. Tom Corbett signed a law mandating that all of Penn State´s $60 million fine for the Jerry Sandusky child-rape scandal be spent in the state. The NCAA claims the law is unconstitutional, arguing that Pennsylvania officials cannot dictate or limit how and where the college athletics governing body spends the money. An NCAA task force has been drafting guidelines for how to spend the fine, which the sports authority levied last summer in a consent decree with the university.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Iowadad, 2/20/2013 6:55:48 PM     (No. 9187671)

The NCAA had better fold their hand pretty quickly.

If they assert the right to act decisively and unilaterally in the best interest of the NCAA, how can they restrain Pennsylvania from acting decisely and unilaterally in the best interest of Pennsylvania?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Stan v, 2/20/2013 6:59:13 PM     (No. 9187674)

NCAA can do what they wish with penalty proceeds.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/20/2013 8:17:24 PM     (No. 9187784)

Counterclaim that the NCAA is an illegal combination and monopoly, contrary to federal antitrust law, and state statutory and common law.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 2/20/2013 8:40:35 PM     (No. 9187809)

It´s an assessed penalty and they are under NCAA rules. Does Penn really want to walk away from the NCAA? If not, pay up. Who are they going to play without the NCAA? Woing to join them. Seems short sighted.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: KimoSaavy, 2/20/2013 8:53:28 PM     (No. 9187822)

Where does the NCAA get its authority from to mandate how a state spends that money. I knew this was going to be a issue. Basically, the NCAA is under fire as its authority is being challenged. Penn just wants to take this to federal court to see how it goes.

The NCAA is oppressive and needs to go away. Hopefully Penn and Miami will lead the way in exposing them as frauds. They outlived their usefulness with how it treats athletes and coaches. I can see fake child abuse prevention organizations in California, NY, Nevada with their hand out to the NCAA for Penn money. Really? They can´t even manage their own internal affairs let along 60M.

It´s war. The colleges need to re-organize themselves into conferences that will allow for playoffs in football, etc. NCAA has its days numbered hopefully. PSU got punished. I have issues with the money part.

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