Pa., NCAA Close to Lawsuit Settlement

At issue: Where will Penn State’s $60 million fine go?

A settlement in the NCAA may be in the offing, NBC Sports reports.

At issue? The $60 million fine Penn State must pay as part of sanctions in the Jerry Sandusky case. The lawsuit challenges a law, passed by the state legislature, requiring that $60 million to remain in state.

NBC Sports says: “Both sides filed a motion in Harrisburg federal court suggesting the time would allow for a ‘meaningful opportunity’ to iron out the details of a potential settlement, thus avoid the need to go through any court drama.”

But don’t expect any major easing of the sanctions as part of the settlement: “Penn State is still required to pay $60 million regardless of the settlement details.”

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