Senate votes to keep Penn State fines in state
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill to keep within the state Penn State’s $60 million fine to the NCAA over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal is on its way to the state House for its consideration.
The Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of the measure. It’s sponsored by Sen. Jake Corman, a Republican whose district includes State College.
Penn State agreed to the fine last summer as part of a deal that averted a potential shutdown of its football program by college sports’ governing body. The university has already made the first of five $12 million payments.
In floor remarks, Corman said the money “could do an extraordinary amount of good right here in Pennsylvania.”
Gov. Tom Corbett has filed a federal anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA over the sanctions.
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