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Corbett's filing defends antitrust suit vs. NCAA

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 26, 2013 5:34 AM
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(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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