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PSU integrity monitor: school cooperating with NCAA sanctions

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 18, 2013 12:11 PM

(State College) -- The former U.S. senator overseeing Penn State's response to NCAA sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal says he's received full cooperation from the university.

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George Mitchell reiterated the findings from his initial report in November in addressing the school trustees today. He says Penn State is off to a good start adhering to the NCAA athletics integrity agreement.

The penalties handed down in July included a four-year bowl ban, strict scholarship cuts, and a $60 million fine. Mitchell and his law firm will serve as a third-party monitor through 2017.

Mitchell says pending lawsuits against the NCAA over the sanctions have no bearing on his work and declined comment on the litigation.

Governor Corbett has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit seeking to have the penalties thrown out.

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