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January 2, 2013

NCAA returns fire in lawsuit over Penn State sanctions

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA says it's disappointed that Pennsylvania's governor is suing the college athletics organization over its decision to issue landmark sanctions against Penn State.

NCAA Executive Vice President and General Counsel Donald Remy said Wednesday that the lawsuit appears to be without merit.

He called it "an affront to all of the victims" of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach convicted of molesting 10 boys.

The NCAA fined Penn State $60 million, banned the football team from post-season play for four years, and imposed other penalties after concluding that university officials covered up the abuse.

Gov. Tom Corbett says the NCAA acted illegally. He says the sanctions are hurting students, student-athletes, and others who had nothing to do with the abuse.

 

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