The National Collegiate Athletic Association has agreed not to “disperse or otherwise dissipate” any of the $12 million that has already been paid by Penn State toward its fine from the organization due to the lawsuit filed by Sen. Jake Corman, R-Centre, according to a press release issued Thursday morning.
Corman recently introduced the legislation that would keep the sanction money in the state, though some have said the money should still go to child protection organizations outside the commonwealth. Penn State paid the first part of the fine last month.
Corman reiterated in the release that he believes the money from the fine should stay in Pennsylvania. Corman said that the Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection listed "many worthwhile organizational avenues" in Pennsylvania where the $60 million fine should go.
"I believe keeping the money is Pennsylvania is not only appropriate, but also will significantly help the state achieve the goals and preparedness the Task Force spells out,” Corman said.
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