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Pa. court allows lawsuit against NCAA to proceed

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Pennsylvania court will allow two state officials to continue their lawsuit that challenges where the NCAA can use the $60 million fine against Penn State University.

Commonwealth Court on Wednesday overruled the NCAA's preliminary objections to the lawsuit filed by Treasurer Rob McCord and Senator Jake Corman, a Republican whose district includes State College.

The NCAA, the governing body of collegiate athletics, wanted the court to throw out the lawsuit McCord and Corman filed in March to recover $12 million in penalties already paid by Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse case.

The lawsuit argues that the NCAA must deposit the entire $60 million penalty into an endowment fund for child abuse prevention programs in Pennsylvania under a state law enacted last year.

 

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