Commonwealth Court seeks to examine Penn St.-NCAA agreement

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 9, 2014 11:14 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A state court wants to examine whether Penn State and the NCAA acted legally when they entered into a consent agreement that imposed a $60 million fine and other penalties over the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal. 

Commonwealth Court has ordered Penn State be made a party to the lawsuit filed by a state senator and the state treasurer against the NCAA.

The lawsuit seeks to enforce a 2013 state law requiring the NCAA fine to be spent to fight child abuse in Pennsylvania. 

State Senator Jake Corman, a Republican, says he plans to meet with lawyers to discuss amending his lawsuit to make a wider challenge to the legality of the consent decree. 

The court denied Corman's request for judgment at this stage of proceedings.

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