Corbett Strikes Out: Judge Tosses NCAA Lawsuit

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A federal judge on Thursday threw out Governor Tom Corbett’s lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association over sanctions against Penn State University related to Jerry Sandusky, calling his argument “a Hail Mary pass” that easily warranted dismissal.U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane’s decision puts an early end to the anti-trust lawsuit Corbett filed in January in which he sought to overturn a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl ban, scholarship limits and other penalties.She said she could not “find any factual allegations supporting (Corbett’s) allegation of `concerted action’ that might nudge its conspiracy claim into `plausible’ territory.”

She said that even if the penalties make it harder for Penn State to recruit quality football players, that would not make it an anti-trust case.

Penn State, which agreed to the NCAA penalties, was not a party to the case.

Neither a spokesman for Corbett’s general counsel’s office nor the NCAA offered any immediate comment early Thursday.

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  • MyTakeOnIt

    and the taxpayers foot the bill for this. The state should not be in the lawsuit business. Stick to the alcohol control business. It's safer. (pun intended)

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