Corbett Suit Against The NCAA To Be Heard May 1

April 18, 2013

Lawyers representing Governor Tom Corbett and the NCAA have been summoned to a May 1 court hearing regarding the Governor’s lawsuit against the college sports association.

The NCAA is looking to have the antitrust lawsuit dismissed.  Corbett is looking to have the court strike down the NCAA’s $60-million fines against Penn State University, as well as other major penalties, including scholarship reductions and postseason bans.  The NCAA levied the penalties in light of their solicited review of the way the school handled the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.  Penn State is not a plaintiff in the suit.

U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane will hear oral arguments in federal court in Harrisburg.

Meanwhile, the NCAA has filed suit to challenge a new state law that requires Penn State’s fine money to remain in Pennsylvania.  They filed motions on Monday arguing why their lawsuit should not be dismissed.

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