Pennsylvania Set To Sue N.C.A.A.

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Gov. Tom Corbett said Tuesday that he planned to sue the N.C.A.A. in federal court over sanctions imposed against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.

Corbett, a Republican, scheduled a news conference for Wednesday on Penn State’s campus in State College to announce the filing in United States District Court in Harrisburg.

The sanctions, agreed to by the university in July, included a $60 million fine that would be used nationally to finance child abuse prevention grants.

State and federal lawmakers have raised objections to the money’s being spent outside Pennsylvania.

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