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Gov. Corbett, PA Treasurer ask fed. court to dismiss NCAA suit

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 14, 2013 5:18 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett is asking a federal court to dismiss an NCAA lawsuit aimed at overturning a state law that calls for keeping $60 million in fines to be paid by Penn State in Pennsylvania. 

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Penn State is set to pay the fine in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. 

State Treasurer Rob McCord filed a similar motion today in federal court. McCord and Corbett are listed as defendants in the lawsuit.

In both cases, Corbett and McCord have asked the federal court to refrain from considering the NCAA's challenge because of two related pending lawsuits.

Corbett has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA to get the sanctions including the $60 million fine overturned.

Republican State Senator Jake Corman of Centre County, where Penn State's main campus is located, has also sued the NCAA over its use of the fine.

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