Skip to comments.NCAA plea to kill lawsuit over Penn State sanctions denied by Commonwealth Court
Posted on 09/04/2013 9:04:41 AM PDT by FlJoePa
In a ruling issued Wednesday morning, Commonwealth Court has shot down a bid by the NCAA to kill a lawsuit that aims to ensure that all proceeds of its $60 million fine against Penn State remain in Pennsylvania.
The NCAA had asked the court to dismiss the suit state Sen. Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord lodged. It argued that the two had no standing to intervene in what the NCAA contended was a contractual relationship between Penn State and the NCAA.
The fine, imposed over Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal, was levied in a July 2012 agreement.
After refusing to dismiss the Corman/McCord suit, the court gave the NCAA 20 days to respond to the meat of the lawsuit.
Commonwealth Court President Judge Dan Pellegrini filed a dissenting opinion, saying he would have granted the NCAA motion to dismiss the suit.
PennLive will provide more details on the court's decision in later updates.
What else is going on with the NCAA?
Well, they had another setback in the O’Bannon lawsuit. The lead prosecutor in the js case screwed their freeh fantasy up. Also today there is news of a former ncaa player concussion lawsuit. Their attorney’s heads must be on swivels at this point.
I have mixed thoughts on the O Bannon case. Parts are legitimate (using player likenesses, esp former players w/out compensation) but some of it sounds like a shakedown though I haven't been following it closely.