State, NCAA seek time for talks in Penn State suit

Sandy Barbour, Eric Barron, James Franklin

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers for the NCAA, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and others involved in a lawsuit about the Penn State penalties over child sex abuse by 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 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.

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