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On Wednesday, the NCAA called a federal lawsuit by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett over severe sanctions against the Penn State football program an "affront to all of the victims in this tragedy – lives that were destroyed by the criminal actions of Jerry Sandusky."
However, one of those victims, so-called Victim No. 4 who was abused by Sandusky for years on the Penn State campus, has never supported the way the NCAA handled the case, according to his attorney.
When Penn State hastily accepted the NCAA's sanctions for the school's involvement in the Jerry Sandusky scandal, the NCAA's authority to punish its members for off-field criminal conduct seemed assured. But Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett has decided to stand up and challenge the authority of college sports' governing body by filing a lawsuit on behalf of the state in federal court. The lawsuit will be mainly based on antitrust law, with the core argument that the NCAA and its member institutions -- which compete on the field and in recruiting student-athletes -- conspired to punish Penn State on grounds outside the NCAA's regulatory authority.
In response to the lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett this morning, the NCAA has released a statement criticizing the decision by Corbett.
Penn State, which is not involved in the expected lawsuit filed against the NCAA by governor Tom Corbett, released a statement regarding the matter.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett announced a wide sweeping anti-trust lawsuit against the NCAA Wednesday morning at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State's campus aimed at eliminating all of the NCAA sanctions against Penn State.
The family of the late Joe Paterno issued a statement this morning prior to Governor Tom Corbett's press conference at the Nittany Lion Inn. Within the statement, they praise Corbett's decision to file a lawsuit against the NCAA and claim that the family review of the Freeh Report is nearing completion.