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NCAA calls Pennsylvania suit an affront to Sandusky's victims
January 2, 2013 / 6:15 PM / 5 years ago

NCAA calls Pennsylvania suit an affront to Sandusky's victims

(Reuters) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association on Wednesday said a lawsuit by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett appeared “without merit” and was “an affront to all of the victims” of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett speaks at a news conference on the Penn State campus in State College, Pennsylvania January 2, 2013. Corbett said he will file a federal lawsuit against the NCAA over sanctions it levied against Pennsylvania State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal. Over three dozen local and state officals along with Penn State students and former Penn State players took part in the news conference. REUTERS/Craig Houtz

Corbett said he would sue the NCAA in federal court to challenge the sanctions it levied against Penn State University over the Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

“We are disappointed by the governor’s action today,” the NCAA said in a statement.

Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick

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