Tab For Corbett’s Failed NCAA Suit? $383,000 and Counting

The Patriot-News’ Jan Murphy reports:

Gov. Tom Corbett’s failed attempt to get the federal courts to overturn the NCAA sanctions [against Penn State, for the Jerry Sandusky situation] chas cost taxpayers nearly $383,000.

And that’s not the final tally. All the bills from Philadelphia law firm Cozen O’Connor have not yet been processed,  according to the governor’s Office of General Counsel.

That outside firm was hired to assist Corbett’s in-house lawyers in the anti-trust lawsuit that was filed in U.S. Middle District Court in January.

Nils Hagen-Frederiksen, a spokesman for the general counsel’s office, said the total cost for the governor’s suit that the judge compared it to a “Hail Mary pass” will not be known for a few more weeks.

But the costs are contained: Corbett is not appealing the case.