Penn State scandal: Pennsylvania governor announces NCAA lawsuit

Mario Tama

Governor claims Pennsylvania's citizens and businesses were harmed by sanctions.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday the commonwealth will sue the NCAA, claiming it had "no authority and operated outside their bylaws" when it sanctioned Penn State. This comes just a few months after he made this remark:

The NCAA responded by calling the lawsuit "an affront" to Jerry Sandusky's victims -- Dan Wetzel reports victim No. 4 is upset with the NCAA for making such a claim.

Corbett also claimed that the "citizens and the businesses of Pennsylvania have been harmed" by the sanctions levied against Penn State in 2012. Penn State is not involved in preparing the lawsuit as it is only the state's case.

The NCAA sanctioned many penalties against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Penalites included a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl ban, decreased scholarships and a vacating of the team's wins from 1998 through 2011.

Sandusky was arrested and charged on 52 counts of sexual abuse of young boys in 2011. In June 2012, he was found guilty on 45 charges and was sentenced to 30-60 years in prison.

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