Judge Dismisses Pennsylvania Governor's Case Against NCAA
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In the Things that May Happen in the Future Department, a federal judge Thursday dismissed the governor of Pennsylvania's lawsuit against the NCAA.
Tom Corbett, who is the governor of the state, filed the suit in January because of the sanctions that were levied by the NCAA against Penn State. Judge Yvette Kane said this on her ruling:
"Even were Plaintiff able to articulate financial injury to Penn State recognizable under the Sherman Act, the Governor cannot lawfully advance this claim on Penn State’s behalf.
In other words, even if the NCAA was a bit harsh against Penn State, it's not the governor's job to file suit on their behalf.
Are you listening, Paterno family?
In all likelihood, the Paternos will be hearing the same thing when their case against the NCAA is heard by a court.
Last week, we reported that the Paternos' plan on filing a lawsuit against the NCAA on behalf of Penn State and their family. Even the judge said that she thought this was a "Hail Mary attempt that failed to advanced the ball."
If this ruling is any indication, it sounds like their case will be a total waste of time and money.
And if the judge's comment is any indication, it would be second and ten. At best.