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Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett suing the NCAA for what he calls harsh sanctions against Penn State following the school's child rape scandal.
The NCAA -- of the university sixty million dollars after a report found top officials basically ignored abuse accusations.
Against former assistant football coach Jerry sandusky.
Last summer a jury convicted send us.
Investigators say in some cases that abuse happened at Penn state athletic facilities a judge sentence and -- it is thirty to sixty years in prison.
The NCAA also -- -- the football team from bowl games for the next four years and took away its winds from 1998.
Governor Corbett claims the NCAA had no business imposing those punishments he says he's lawsuit aims to throw out the penalties including the multi million dollar fine.
Penn State has already paid twelve million dollars of that fine.
Jonathan Hunt -- Job of the governor was highly critical of the NCAA.
Yes I'm very straightforward in his criticism he said essentially that the NC.
Double a.'s actions punished the wrong people and -- are really just self serving listen.
The only logical conclusion.
Is that the NCAA did it.
Because they benefited from the penalties.
And because the leadership of the NCAA believed that it could these sanctions are an attack from the past.
Present and future students of Penn State the citizens of our car.
And wealth and our economy.
Now the governor -- critics say that -- his actions are actually self serving and that this.
-- about nothing mall -- reelection politics jump.
And I guess the NCAA -- an angry response yet about the mild this term they used in that statement on this -- that they would disappointed.
With the governor's actions and they went on to say in that statement quote.
Not only does this forthcoming lawsuit appeared to be without merit it is an affront until all of the victims in this tragedy lives that would 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.
Out in the role of its employees and is moving forward today's announcement by the governor is a -- back to the university's.
Now Penn State officials also issued a statement they stated clearly of the merits of this lawsuit and simply said.
They are working towards excellence in all areas of college life -- and a family of the late and legendary coach Joseph Paterno is supporting this lawsuit.
Hot and if I've got a sense that supporting it worth -- -- here of course that coach Paterno was never accused of being a posse to the abuse.
But of not doing enough when concerns will -- about Jerry sandusky is behavior.
Now the founding statement didn't address the lawsuit directly but it did say quote.
What we do know however is that this -- is far from close the fact that governor called it now realizes.
As do many others that there was and it inexcusable.
Rush to judgment.
Joseph Paterno is only guidance to a loss was to seek the truth and the only thing that -- -- -- did it certainly in all of this John.
Is that there is a whole lot more courtroom action to come over this whole sorry -- that -- there.
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