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Court seeks to examine Penn St.-NCAA agreement

By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press

HARRISBURG -- A Pennsylvania court wants to examine whether Penn State and the NCAA acted legally when they entered into a consent agreement that imposed a $60 million fine and other penalties over the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

The Commonwealth Court on Wednesday ordered that Penn State be made a party to the lawsuit filed by state Sen. Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord against the NCAA. The lawsuit seeks to enforce a 2013 state law requiring the NCAA fine to be spent to fight child abuse in Pennsylvania.

Corman said he plans to meet with lawyers to discuss amending his lawsuit to make a wider challenge to the legality of the consent decree.

The court denied Corman's request for judgment at this stage of proceedings.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times