State Senator Jake Corman announced today that the NCAA has agreed to not disperse any of the $12 million already paid by Penn State as part of the NCAA sanctions. Senator Corman is suing the NCAA to keep all of the fine money inside Pennsylvania, which is entirely separate from Pennsylvania’s lawsuit to just throw out the sanctions.
“I believe the fine money, which is coming from Pennsylvania residents, should stay in Pennsylvania and benefit our organizations and children,” Senator Corman said. “Every dollar will continue to go to worthy and valuable child abuse prevention and educational organizations, except this way, the connection between Pennsylvania resident funds and Pennsylvania benefits will be clear.”
The preliminary injunction is common for a case like this until a judge rules on it. A more interesting decision will be if the court issues an injunction in Pennsylvania’s lawsuit, which could temporarily suspend some of the NCAA sanctions.
“The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection recently issued a comprehensive report which points to many worthwhile organizational avenues in our Commonwealth that could benefit greatly from the distribution of the fine,” Senator Corman added. “I believe keeping the money in Pennsylvania is not only appropriate, but also will significantly help the state achieve the goals and preparedness the Task Force spells out” .