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Rutgers sues Big East

Updated: December 5, 2012, 11:52 AM ET
By Andrea Adelson | ESPN.com

Rutgers has filed a lawsuit against the Big East in an attempt to get out of the league's $10 million buyout fee and 27-month waiting period before it can join the Big Ten.

The lawsuit, filed in Middlesex County Court in New Jersey, was reported earlier by Courthouse News Service.

Rutgers contends in its complaint that the $10 million exit fee "arbitrarily applies to some, but not all, of the Big East football schools, and the effect is to penalize certain members if they ...

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