Pa. officials, NCAA seek time for talks in lawsuit
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for the NCAA, Gov. Tom Corbett and others involved in a lawsuit about the Penn State penalties are asking a judge to give them a month to work on a possible settlement.
The sides filed a joint motion Wednesday that says another month would give them a “meaningful opportunity to attempt to obtain a amicable resolution” of the lawsuit.
The NCAA is suing Corbett, Treasurer Rob McCord and two other state officials over a 2013 Pennsylvania law that requires a $60 million penalty being paid by Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky matter to stay within Pennsylvania.
The NCAA argues the Pennsylvania Institution of Higher Education Monetary Penalty Endowment Act violates the U.S. Constitution.