The NCAA is filing a suit against Gov. Tom Corbett and several other Pennsylvania state officials to prevent a law that would require the NCAA from spending the $60 million they received in sanctions from Penn State in the state itself.
This suit -- not related to Corbett's lawsuit against the NCAA, which contests the NCAA's right to impose said sanctions, which SB Nation's legal analyst broke down in January -- argues that the law is unconstitutional. States can't make legislation that regulates interstate commerce, and the NCAA argues that by telling a private entity where they can spend their money, Pennsylvania is doing so.
So in case you're having trouble figuring out who's penalizing who:
1. The NCAA fined Penn State $60 million and stripped them of 20 football scholarships and postseason eligibility;
2. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, represented by Gov. Tom Corbett, sued the NCAA, saying in an anti-trust filing that those sanctions hurt the economic well-being of the state, on grounds that the fines were outside of the NCAA's by-laws;
5. Thus, the NCAA saying the law passed by the Pennsylvania legislature was unconstitutional.
Got it? Good. What are the odds the legal fees here end up passing $60 million?