Penn State Releases Statement On Gov. Corbett's Lawsuit Against NCAA
January 02, 2013 12:25 PM
by Laura Nichols
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Penn State released an official statement on Wednesday regarding the antitrust lawsuit filed by the state of Pennsylvania against the NCAA over the sanctions imposed on the university. 

Penn State has no involvement in the case. In the statement, the university maintained the stance it has taken since the sanctions were announced by NCAA President Mark Emmert in July. 

"The university is committed to full compliance with the consent decree, the Athletics Integrity Agreement and the implementation of the Freeh report recommendations. We look forward to continuing to work with Sen. George Mitchell as the athletic integrity monitor for complete fulfillment of the Athletics Integrity Agreement.

"We recognize the important role that intercollegiate athletics provides for our student athletes and the wider university community. Penn State continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity in all aspects of our University and continues to be a world-class educational institution of which our students, faculty, staff and alumni can be justifiably proud."

As a result of the sanctions, Penn State football was banned from the postseason for four years, lost scholarships, had wins under former coach Joe Paterno vacated between 1998-2011 and was fined $60 million. 

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