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State, NCAA get delay for talks in Penn State suit

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 7, 2014 11:02 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A federal judge is giving the NCAA and Pennsylvania officials a month to try to work out a possible settlement of a lawsuit over the penalties Penn State is paying for mishandling the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. 

Judge Yvette Kane granted a joint motion that says that another month would give the parties a "meaningful opportunity" to resolve the lawsuit. 

Kane's one-paragraph order directs the parties to give her a status report in early September. 

The NCAA is suing Governor Corbett, state Treasurer Rob McCord and two other state officials over a 2013 law that requires a $60 million penalty being paid by Penn State to stay within Pennsylvania.

An earlier story is below:

Lawyers for the NCAA, Governor Corbett and others involved in a lawsuit about the Penn State penalties over child sex abuse by Jerry Sandusky are asking a judge to give them a month to work on a possible settlement.

The sides filed a joint motion that says another month would give them a "meaningful opportunity'' to resolve the lawsuit.

The NCAA is suing Corbett, state Treasurer Rob McCord and two other state officials over a 2013 law that requires a $60 million penalty being paid by Penn State over Sandusky to stay within Pennsylvania.

The NCAA argues that the law violates the U.S. Constitution.

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