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Request filed to end lawsuit against Penn State and the NCAA

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 24, 2015 1:29 PM
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Penn State students Jackie Jones, left, of Pittsburgh, and Jacqueline Browne, center, from South River, NJ., man a bake sale table in front of the Penn State Student Bookstore in State College, January 16. As part of the NCAA sanctions against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, 112 of Paterno's 409 wins were vacated. The NCAA has restored the 112 wins as part of a settlement with the school before a scheduled trial on the legality of the 2012 consent decree it will replace.

(Harrisburg) -- Two state officials are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit against Penn State and the NCAA over the penalties related to the Jerry Sandusky child abuse case. 

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord have asked a Commonwealth Court judge to mark the case as settled. 

A letter between Penn State and the treasury department calls for the university to send the state $36 million within 10 days of the dismissal order and another $12 million by July.

The money will fund child-abuse prevention efforts. 

The parties reached a deal last week to restore 112 wins to Penn State, ending punitive sanctions imposed after Sandusky's 2012 conviction on child molestation charges. 

Sandusky was Penn State's assistant football coach and also the founder of the Second Mile nonprofit for disadvantaged children. He's serving a lengthy prison sentence but maintains he's innocent.

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