Thursday June 6th, 2013

(AP) A federal judge called Pa. governor Tom Corbett's antitrust case against the NCAA a 'Hail Mary pass.' (AP)

By Zac Ellis

The lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett against the NCAA in response to its Penn State sanctions has come to an end. On Thursday, a federal judge threw out Corbett's suit, which attempted to overturn the sanctions levied against Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal, the AP reports.

U.S. middle district judge Yvette Kane reportedly called Corbett's antitrust suit a "Hail Mary pass" in deciding to toss the case.

[Kane] said she could not "find any factual allegations supporting (Corbett's) allegation of 'concerted action' that might nudge its conspiracy claim into 'plausible' territory."
The governor's suit sought to overturn NCAA penalties including a $60 million fine, a four-year bowl ban and scholarship limitations. The school was not a party in the suit, having previously agreed to the NCAA's penalties.

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