Harrisburg – Senator Jake Corman (R-34th District) announced today that the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) has agreed not to “disperse or otherwise dissipate” any of the $12 million in fine money already paid by the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) to the NCAA while negotiations continue on the over-riding lawsuit filed by Senator Corman. Senator Corman filed a preliminary injunction motion to prohibit the NCAA from releasing any of the $12 million the University has already paid to the NCAA. He also filed a lawsuit this month asking the court to enjoin the NCAA or their endowment from releasing the $60 million fine to organizations outside of Pennsylvania.
Senator Corman said, “I believe the fine money, which is coming from Pennsylvania residents, should stay in Pennsylvania and benefit our organizations and children. Every dollar will continue to go to worthy and valuable child abuse prevention and educational organizations, except this way, the connection between Pennsylvania resident funds and Pennsylvania benefits will be clear.”
Senator Corman added, “The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection recently issued a comprehensive report which points to many worthwhile organizational avenues in our Commonwealth that could benefit greatly from the distribution of the fine. I believe keeping the money in Pennsylvania is not only appropriate, but also will significantly help the state achieve the goals and preparedness the Task Force spells out” .
Senator Corman serves as Chairman of the Senator Appropriations Committee, is a Penn State alumnus and represents the State College area as part of the 34th Senatorial District.