Commonwealth Court won't toss fight over Penn State's $60M fine
PHILADELPHIA — A state court says Pennsylvania officials can pursue their bid to keep Penn State's $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal in-state.
The Commonwealth Court ruling Wednesday is a setback for the NCAA, which wants the lawsuit filed by state officials thrown out.
The NCAA's 2012 consent decree with Penn State steers the $60 million fine into an endowment for child sexual-assault programs.
The NCAA says a later Pennsylvania law that orders the money be used in-state violates the initial agreement.
However, the court ruling Wednesday says the NCAA settlement only describes how the money should be spent — not where.
Judge Anne Covey's ruling allows a lawsuit filed by state Sen. Jake Corman and Treasurer Rob McCord to go forward.
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