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NCAA Calls Corbett's Lawsuit 'An Affront to the Victims'

by on January 02, 2013 12:57 PM

The NCAA fired back after Gov. Tom Corbett announced on Wednesday that the state of Pennsylvania is filing an antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA in an attempt to overturn all of the sanctions levied against Penn State. 

"We are disappointed by the Governor's action today. Not only does this forthcoming lawsuit appear to be without merit, it is an affront to all of the victims in this tragedy - lives that were destroyed by the criminal actions of Jerry Sandusky. While the innocence that was stolen can never be restored, Penn State has accepted the consequences for its role and the role of its employees and is moving forward. Today's announcement by the Governor is a setback to the University's efforts."

In July, NCAA President Mark Emmert announced what the NCAA called 'unprecedented sanctions' against Penn State as the dust settled post-Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse trial. 

The sanctions included a four year postseason ban for the football team, lost scholarships, all wins under former coach Joe Paterno vacated between 1998-2011 and a fine of $60 million. 

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Laura Nichols is a StateCollege.com news reporter and @LC_Nichols on Twitter.
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