Judge Dismisses Pennsylvania Governor's Lawsuit Against NCAA

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he's disappointed a federal judge has thrown out his lawsuit against the NCAA.

Gov. Corbett challenged the penalties against Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. Corbett issued a statement Thursday that said he feels strongly the claims he raised were compelling and deserved a thorough review by the courts.

Corbett says people and businesses in Pennsylvania are suffering because of the sanctions the school agreed to nearly a year ago.

The judge's order dismissing the lawsuit in its early stages calls the litigation a "Hail Mary pass." The NCAA penalties include a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl ban and a loss of football scholarships.

Corbett didn't indicate if he plans to appeal the decision. His office hasn't disclosed the lawsuit's cost.

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