NCAA seeks to have law over Penn State fine tossed

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Posted: Oct 07, 2014 1:25 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA is going on the legal offensive, asking a federal judge to declare unconstitutional a state law that requires Penn State's $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal be kept within Pennsylvania.

College sports' governing body filed a motion for judgment late Monday that argued the 2013 law is "blatantly unconstitutional" because it discriminates against interstate commerce, takes private property without fair compensation and violates rights under a private contract.

Penn State accepted the fine two years ago as part of a consent decree that earmarked part of the money for Pennsylvania.

The filing comes days after a state judge declined a request by the NCAA and Penn State to throw out a separate state-level case filed by a legislator and the state treasurer over the fine.