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State Senate votes to keep Penn State's NCAA fines in PA

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 30, 2013 12:14 PM

(Harrisburg) -- A bill to keep within the state Penn State's $60 million fine to the NCAA over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal is on its way to the state House for its consideration.

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The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of the measure. It's sponsored by Senator Jake Corman, a Republican whose district includes State College.

Penn State agreed to the fine last summer as part of a deal that averted a potential shutdown of its football program by college sports' governing body. The university has already made the first of five $12 million payments.

In floor remarks, Corman said the money "could do an extraordinary amount of good right here in Pennsylvania.''

Governor Corbett has filed a federal anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA over the sanctions.

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