HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett said Tuesday that he planned to sue the N.C.A.A. in federal court over sanctions imposed against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, according to the Associated Press.
Corbett, a Republican, has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday on Penn State’s campus in State College to announce the filing in United States District Court in Harrisburg.
The sanctions, agreed to by the university in July, included a $60 million fine that would be used nationally to finance child abuse prevention grants. State and federal lawmakers have raised objections to the money’s being spent outside Pennsylvania, according to the AP report.
Last month, a Pennsylvania congressman said he was unhappy with how the N.C.A.A. responded to a request from the state’s House delegation that the entire $60 million in Penn State fines be distributed to causes within the state.
Mark Emmert, the president of the N.C.A.A., had said in a Dec. 12 letter that a task force had been charged with allocating at least 25 percent of the fine money to programs in Pennsylvania, according to the AP report.