Trial Will Challenge NCAA’s Sandusky Penalty

The two sides hit court in January.

If you hate the NCAA’s punishment of Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, next year may be the year for you: AP reports that a lawsuit challenging those punishments will be heard at trial after the turn of the year.

Last month, Commonwealth Court required that Penn State be made a party to the lawsuit and indicated the court needed more information about whether the university and NCAA acted legally when they entered into the consent decree.

Penn State filed an answer in the case a month ago that said described the consent decree as “an obligation with which the university has fully complied and is fully committed to continue to comply.”


The lawsuit seeks to enforce a law passed last year that requires the fine to be spent on battling child abuse within Pennsylvania.

Sandusky is serving a "decades-long" prison sentence for molesting boys in his career at Penn State and at his charity, Second Mile.

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  • smokeybandit

    And if you like the sanctions, which this paper’s bloggers do, then realize the NCAA is fighting not the $60 million fine, but what state the money is spent in. The NCAA is stalling and preventing children from getting this money because they want pork-barrel control over where they money gets spent.