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Governor to sue NCAA over Penn state sanctions

4:55 pm - 01/01/2013
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Corbett said Tuesday he plans to sue the NCAA in federal court over sanctions imposed against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.

The Republican governor scheduled a news conference for Wednesday on Penn State's campus in State College to announce the filing in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg.
The sanctions, agreed to by the university in July, included a $60 million fine that would be used nationally to finance child abuse prevention grants.
State and federal lawmakers have raised objections to the money being spent outside Pennsylvania.

A message seeking comment on the expected lawsuit was left with the NCAA on Tuesday.

Last month, a Pennsylvania congressman said he was unhappy with how the NCAA responded to a request from the state's U.S. House delegation that the whole $60 million in Penn State fines be distributed to causes within the state.

NCAA president Mark Emmert had said in a Dec. 12 letter that a task force had been charged with allocating at least 25 percent of the fine money to programs in Pennsylvania.

Republican Rep. Charlie Dent said days later in a statement that Emmert's response was "unacceptable and unsatisfactory."
The NCAA said then that it stood by what Emmert said.

The fine was part of college sports' governing body's sanctions on Penn State for its handling of the abuse scandal involving Sandusky, a former assistant under head football coach Joe Paterno.

Sandusky, a former defensive coordinator, was convicted in June on charges he sexually abused 10 boys, some on campus. The 68-year-old was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in state prison.

Eight young men testified against him, describing a range of abuse they said went from grooming and manipulation to fondling, oral sex and anal rape when they were boys.

Sandusky didn't testify at his trial but has maintained his innocence, acknowledging he showered with boys but insisting he never molested them.

cuterabbit33 1st-Jan-2013 10:40 pm (UTC)
Sooo sick of all the Penn State fuckery. I feel like every time the worst is over, someone has to come along and say NOPE, FOOTBALL IS STILL MORE IMPORTANT THAN KIDS.

Doesn't help that my little sis goes to Penn and you can guess who's side she's (plus the parents are) on.
shadwrayvn 1st-Jan-2013 10:42 pm (UTC)

hangonego 2nd-Jan-2013 06:31 am (UTC)
flawless gifs
simply_blah 1st-Jan-2013 11:10 pm (UTC)

Fuck him.
mollywobbles867 1st-Jan-2013 11:19 pm (UTC)
I can understand wanting the money to go to charities in PA, but it's a rather ridiculous thing to sue over. As long as they pay the full amount to charities for children who have been abused, I don't see the issue.
kahluaandcream 1st-Jan-2013 11:20 pm (UTC)
So I'm a little confused, does their complaint only refer to the allocation of the 60 million fee? Or do they expect the sanctions to be lifted? If it's the latter, they need to STFU. If it's the former, they should probably STFU anyway, who says they get to decide where the money goes?
moonshaz 1st-Jan-2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
I'm confused, too.
fauxparadiso 1st-Jan-2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
Where was this gumption to fight for education when multiple schools in Philadelphia have been shuttered and cuts to grants for PA colleges happened, Tom?
darsynia 2nd-Jan-2013 05:18 pm (UTC)
Came here to say this. UGH. Doesn't matter, but I just moved out of the area Corbett lived in prior to becoming Governor and some of that had to do with how stuck up and selfish my neighbors were.
layweed 2nd-Jan-2013 12:03 am (UTC)
Rly dude? You're gonna sue over the fact that not all $60 mil. will be used in the state of Pennsylvania for child abuse prevention programs? That's really fucking petty. Child abuse happens in every state in the Union and in every country in this world. If even a dime of that money goes towards preventing a child from getting abused elsewhere you should be fucking thankful that your state contributed to that and not being a little shit about it.
tigerdreams 2nd-Jan-2013 01:03 am (UTC)
Yes, how dare "their" money be spent on helping non-Pennsylvanian abuse survivors.

Seriously dude, shut the fuck up.
tabaqui 2nd-Jan-2013 02:49 am (UTC)
Let me add my 'fuck you' to this jackoff. FUCK. YOU.
paksenarrion2 2nd-Jan-2013 03:17 am (UTC)
Fuck him and every politician in PA that thinks this is a good idea.

They can go fall into a pit of excrement covered Legos and then get a house dropped on them.
shhh_its_s3cr3t 2nd-Jan-2013 06:29 am (UTC)
Way harsh.. I like your style. :)

So MTE!!!
world_dancer 2nd-Jan-2013 02:22 pm (UTC)
I can understand wanting the money to be used in their state, but they don't get to decide. If it's such an important issue to them, take the money they'd waste suing and use that to fund more PA abuse recovery programs.
tamingheadfauna 2nd-Jan-2013 09:29 pm (UTC)

And this was my immediate thought when reading about this fuckery.

May the plaintiffs in this case crawl across a room full of legos. Slowly.

Edited at 2013-01-02 09:32 pm (UTC)
thatdamnninja 3rd-Jan-2013 08:57 am (UTC)

Insert lawyer joke, multiply terrible fate by 5000000000000000000000
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