Corbett To Sue NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Corbett To Sue NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions

Posted: Updated:
HARRISBURG, Pa. -

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he will sue the NCAA over sanctions levied on Penn State University.

The NCAA fined the school $60 million following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

The fine is to be distributed to child abuse prevention programs across the country. However, state and federal lawmakers are unhappy with the money being spent out of the state.

Corbett will hold a news conference at Penn State on Wednesday to announce details of the federal lawsuit.

It's not clear if the suit would aim to get rid of or reduce the amount of the historic $60-million worth of fines levied against the university, in addition to other sanctions and recommendations.

But some Pennsylvania politicians have been pledging to challenge the NCAA on use of those funds – to be used for child abuse prevention – outside of the state.

At the time the sanctions were announced in July, Corbett said in his statement that he would seek "assurance from Penn State that no taxpayer dollars will be used to pay the $60 million fine imposed on the university today."

Some legislators have gone a step farther, calling on the NCAA to use the funds within Pennsylvania's borders.

A resolution introduced in the state House noted that Pennsylvania has 67 counties but only 21 children's advocacy centers – none of them in Centre County, where Penn State's main campus is located – and they're currently without a dedicated funding stream.

The potential lawsuit was first reported Tuesday according to sources by Sports Illustrated.

A spokesman for Corbett's office told the magazine they were not prepared to say anything earlier Tuesday.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • BREAK FROM HEAT

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:15:38 GMT

    Thursday (83/68): Sun

    Lower Humidity, Not as Hot

    Thursday is going to feature mostly sunny skies and lower humidity. There will be a pleasant NW breeze around 10 mph.  High 83. Enjoy.

     

    The holiday weekend is looking warmer and unsettled. Shower and thunderstorm chances increaselate Sunday and Labor Day.

  • Police: Thieves Posed As Cops, Stole $100K From Distribution Center

    Police: Thieves Posed As Cops, Stole $100K From Distribution Center

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:50:10 GMT
    Police are investigating a six-figure robbery at a distribution center in the city's Fishtown section. They say two thieves made their way in posing as cops.It appears the suspects knew where the place was, and knew how the operation was once they got inside.Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters that police were called to the Kawa Food Distribution Center in the Fishtown section north of the city center shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday.Investigators said the center was preparing to open wh...
    Police are investigating a six-figure robbery at a distribution center in the city's Fishtown section. They say two thieves made their way in posing as cops.It appears the suspects knew where the place was, and knew how the operation was once they got inside.Chief Inspector Scott Small told reporters that police were called to the Kawa Food Distribution Center in the Fishtown section north of the city center shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday.Investigators said the center was preparing to open wh...
  • Police: Man kills wife, wounds self at New Jersey hospital

    Police: Man kills wife, wounds self at New Jersey hospital

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:46:10 GMT
    Authorities say a man shot and killed his wife, then shot himself at a New Jersey hospital around 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
    Authorities say a man shot and killed his wife, then shot himself at a New Jersey hospital around 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices