Pa. Gov. Loses Antitrust Suit Over Penn State Sanctions

Law360, Philadelphia (June 6, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Thursday threw out Gov. Tom Corbett’s antitrust suit challenging National Collegiate Athletic Association sanctions levied on Pennsylvania State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, dismissing the state’s arguments as a “Hail Mary pass.”

U.S. District Court Judge Yvette Kane for the Middle District of Pennsylvania dismantled Corbett’s claims that the sanctions — including $60 million in fines, a reduction in scholarships and a ban on postseason play by the school’s football team — represented an illegal interference into...
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