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For the governor of Pennsylvania is accusing the NCAA of illegally penalizing Penn State over -- child sex abuse scandal.
The NCAA find the university sixty million dollars after an independent report found at the top officials essentially ignored.
Abuse allegations against the assistant football coach Jerry.
Sandusky the former coaches now in prison of course after a jury.
Convicted him of sexually abusing at least ten young boys in some cases the abuse happened on the Penn State campus but.
Pennsylvania's governor Tom Corbett says the fine in other punishments like a four year bowl ban and the deletion of Penn State's football winds from 1998 into 2011 punish the wrong people.
These sanctions did not punish.
Index it's -- we -- -- nor did they punish the others who have been criminally charged.
They punish the past.
In the future students.
Curtain in former student athletes.
And the citizens of Pennsylvania.
He says the hefty sanctions war for the NCAA's.
Own benefit any plans to file a federal lawsuit to try to overturn them.
She fox report correspondent Jonathan Hunt here now Jonathan the NCAA had pretty harsh response to this yet they put out a statement pretty quickly on base and the milder stuff phrase and it.
Was that they would disappointed.
In the governor's actions here but the NCAA statement went on quote.
Not only does this forthcoming lawsuit appear to be without merit it is an affront -- all of the victims in this tragedy.
Lives that were destroyed by the criminal actions of Jerry sandusky.
While the innocence that was stolen can never be restored Penn State has accepted the consequences for its role.
And the role of its employees and is moving -- -- Today's announcement by the governor is a setback to the university's.
Efforts now officials at Penn State.
Also issued a statement in which they studiously avoided taking sides simply saying in effect -- that -- looking towards excellent in rural areas of college and what about the family of Joseph Paterno and -- talking about guys they are told -- about this they also issued a statement remember Joseph Paterno of course not accused of being a posse to get any of this abuse.
But have not doing enough when he knew who walked and that he knew -- -- the abuse.
To stop it now his family said in a statement that they haven't studied this lawsuit but quote.
What we do know however is that this -- is far from closed the fact that governor called it narrow realizes.
As do many others that there was an inexcusable.
Rushed to judgment is encouraging.
Joseph Paterno is only guidance to us.
Was to seek the truth so bottom line this whole legal -- -- is far from honest street -- out let's get straight to fox senior judicial analyst judge entered the polish town right.
The sanctions are an agreement between two party SN CAA had his -- states -- how does the state of Pennsylvania have legal standing to sue it doesn't you know you can't just sue somebody because you don't like how they harmed a third person and even though.
Penn State receives substantial monies from the state of Pennsylvania.
The the earth the dirt and it's located on in the buildings are not owned by the state of Pennsylvania there on by the trustees of the university one of home.
Happens to be the -- how can he object to an agreement of one of his own enemy well -- -- he he should have objected at the time the NCAA came to Penn State waited six months here's the report of your law firm.
You hired Louis freeh the former director of the FBI.
He and his law firm wrote this scathing report.
And you accepted this report you accepted it uncritically I really didn't play.
A little embarrassed that he -- -- state prosecutor waited three years before.
Anybody in his office -- after send -- I don't know what's in his head but I do know the facts before it was the governor he was the attorney general.
In that time period he did nothing about the rumors and and whispers about sandusky.
He's been brutally criticized by his new attorney general the woman who succeeded him -- office look Greg.
You can't just sue because you don't like the outcome.
Of -- of a litigation or dispute as to which you had no relation.
If that was the case the courts would be are hearing lawsuits today that were filed a hundred cars got the lawsuit wanna ask you about -- we got to goes to us from breaking news right now.
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