NCAA Sues Governor Tom Corbett and Other Pennsylvania State Officials
The NCAA is suing Governor Tom Corbett and other Pennsylvania officials for allegedly going against the U.S. Constitution and attempting to meddle with a sanction agreement between the association and Penn State, according to Michael R. Sisak of the Citizens' Voice.
After the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the NCAA fined Penn State $60 million. But the state of Pennsylvania is considering moving forward with a law that would require the NCAA to spend the money in-state.
The NCAA is claiming that the state would be illegally interfering with interstate commerce by passing the law.
Corbett sued the NCAA just last month, claiming the fine and the sanctions were "an attack on past, present and future students of Penn State, the citizens of our commonwealth and our economy," per the Citizens' Voice report.
The Sandusky child-abuse scandal rocked Penn State and the nation, but the aftereffects figure to be felt long after the investigation that unveiled the university's cover-up. We have already witnessed unforeseen consequences and turmoil within the state after the investigation, and it doesn't appear as if things are going to get better anytime soon.
The sanctions imposed on Penn State by the NCAA were controversial at the time of the ruling. Some believed the sanctions should have been even harsher, while others claimed that they were punishing people who weren't even involved in the scandal.
One thing is for sure: The sanctions and fines placed on Penn State marked the tip of the iceberg. There is plenty of turmoil that continues to swirl around Pennsylvania after the investigation.
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