NCAA, state officials request a month to work on Penn State settlement
August 7, 2014 11:46 AM
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NCAA President Mark Emmert. The NCAA is suing Mr. Corbett, state Treasurer Rob McCord and two other state officials.
By Mark Scarfolo / Associated Press
HARRISBURG — Lawyers for the NCAA, Gov. Tom Corbett and others involved in a lawsuit about the Penn State penalties over child sex abuse by former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky are asking a judge to give them a month to work on a possible settlement.
The sides filed a joint motion Wednesday that says another month would give them a “meaningful opportunity” to resolve the lawsuit.
The NCAA is suing Mr. Corbett, state Treasurer Rob McCord and two other state officials over a 2013 law that requires a $60 million penalty being paid by Penn State over Sandusky to stay within Pennsylvania.
The NCAA argues that the law violates the U.S. Constitution.