Pa. governor's lawyer defends PSU lawsuit amid NCAA filing
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A day after the NCAA sought to throw out the antitrust lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, his lawyer says a reply is in the works.
Corbett General Counsel James Schultz said today he’s confident in their legal position and the governor’s legal standing to intervene.
Schultz calls the NCAA’s penalties against Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation unprecedented and unwarranted.
The NCAA wants a federal judge to dismiss the case. It says antitrust laws don’t apply to the consent agreement that requires Penn State to pay $60 million, forfeits wins, and bans the school for post-season play for three more years.
Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence after being convicted of sexual abuse of 10 boys, including attacks in university facilities.