Pennsylvania governor sues NCAA over Penn State sanctions

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  • Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett detailed complaints Wednesday that appear in a federal antitrust lawsuit being filed against the NCAA over sanctions imposed on Penn State University last year.
  • Corbett called the sanctions, issued as a result of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal, "harsh" and accused the NCAA of benefiting from the penalties, which included a $60 million fine.
  • The NCAA responded by issuing a statement, saying the suit is without merit and calling it an "affront" to Sandusky's victims.

From the article:

"... The 43-page complaint accuses the NCAA of exploiting the Sandusky case, saying its real motives are to 'gain leverage in the court of public opinion, boost the reputation and power of the NCAA's president, enhance the competitive position of certain NCAA members, and weaken a fellow competitor.' ..."

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