Pennsylvania governor suing NCAA

Updated: January 2, 2013, 6:28 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The NCAA overstepped its authority by imposing hefty sanctions on Penn State University in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday in announcing a federal lawsuit against the college athletics governing body.

Corbett said the university and the state have been harmed by what he called "harsh penalties" over the abuse committed by Sandusky, a former assistant football coach. The NCAA "piled on" and ...

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