Senate passes bill to keep NCAA fines in Pennsylvania

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Today the State Senate unanimously approved a bill to keep all the money from Penn State’s 60 million dollar fine for Pennsylvania programs.  The money is part of the punishement from the NCAA in the wake of the Sandusky scandal and alleged cover up.  Penn State paid its first 12 million dollar installment in December but the NCAA won’t disperse the money until a lawsuit makes its way through court.  The senate bill would require any institution fined more than 10 million to deposit the money into a fund set up through the state treasurer.