Judge talks about NCAA, PSU lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM)- The judge best known for ruling in the NCAA case about the Penn State University sanctions talked about the case for the first time publicly Saturday.

Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey was at the Hilton Harrisburg during the Republican State Committee winter meeting. She said Penn State football players were also victimized as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case. Covey insisted the court never stood in the way of the NCAA when it came to the money paid by Penn State as part of the sanctions

“I still remain my with my unanswered question as to why the NCAA didn’t live up to its original intent of having $60 million go throughout the country to help sexual abused children,” said Covey.

The settlement restored 112 wins to Penn State and ends all sanctions imposed after Sandusky’s 2012 conviction. The $60 million will go to child sexual abuse services in Pennsylvania.

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