(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett says the NCAA has been trying to use his antitrust lawsuit over its sanctions against Penn State to combat a groundswell of public criticism.
College sports' governing body penalized the school in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
Corbett has filed a court document saying a judge shouldn't dismiss the lawsuit he filed in January against the NCAA.
He says the NCAA's request to have the lawsuit thrown out makes a factual error in saying the penalties were voted on by the university's trustees.
Corbett's lawsuit seeks to throw out the penalties, including a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl ban and the loss of football scholarships.
The NCAA has said the penalties are unrelated to regulation of economic activity so antitrust law doesn't apply.
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