My problem with the lawsuits concerns the cost. Presumably, Pennsylvania, like most states, is cash strapped. For example, we have crumbling roads and bridges, and public transportation systems are broke. I would rather see the money spent on transit matters than this lawsuit.
The lawsuit has merit but I think Corbett himself made the move to save face with PSU voters in time for reelection. He flip-flopped on the sanctions and faces a GOP challenger in Bruce Castor.
Nothing will ever go to court. If it does it will be the trial of the century as far as sports goes. The entire existence of the ncaa could be on the line.
Sure the state has spent money to prepare this suit - as has Corman and his suit, but if Judge Kane gives them standing, the ncaa is going to look for a way out. They can’t even go into discovery with what they have - a deeply flawed freeh report and a direct 180 on their own rules and bylaws.
The suits left to come that I’m aware of are the Lettermen - looking for their wins restored, and the Paterno family - looking for the wins restored and massive, massive likeness damages.
Total Revenue 106,614,724
Total Expense 88,041,921
Someone could make the case that the NCAA ruling will cost Pennsylvania more in the long run. Don’t ask me for numbers!