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Litigation Over NCAA Sanctions Against PSU Lives On

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By Tony Romeo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A federal judge has tossed Governor Corbett’s lawsuit, but that doesn’t mean litigation over NCAA sanctions against Penn State is over.

Still hanging out there is the question of where the $60-million in fines against Penn State will be spent.

Earlier this year, legislation was enacted to require those dollars to be spent on children’s programs in Pennsylvania. The NCAA, of course, challenged that new law in court.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is a defendant in that suit. He still holds out hope that the matter will be settled by the parties before it comes down to a court’s ruling.

“I am hopeful that the leadership of the NCAA will act like adults in this, and actually have a discussion with Pennsylvania leaders,” DePasquale said.

DePasquale also believes the ruling in the Corbett lawsuit has no bearing on this case, as the legal issues are different than the governor’s lawsuit that hinged on anti-trust laws.

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