In response to the lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett this morning, the NCAA has released a statement criticizing the decision by Corbett. The full statement from NCAA Executive Vice President and General Counsel Donald M. Remy can be found below:
We are disappointed by the Governor’s action today. Not only does this forthcoming lawsuit appear to be without merit, it is an affront to 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 forward. Today’s announcement by the Governor is a setback to the University’s efforts.