STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania congressman is unhappy with how the NCAA president responded to the state delegation’s request to keep $60 million in Penn State fine money for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal entirely to causes within the commonwealth.
Rep. Charlie Dent said Thursday in a statement that NCAA leader Mark Emmert’s response was “unacceptable and unsatisfactory.”
Dent’s office released a copy of Emmert’s reply to the state’s U.S. House delegation letter last month. Emmert noted a task force has been charged to allocate at least 25 percent of the fine money to programs in Pennsylvania.
The NCAA is a governing body for college athletics. The fine was part of the NCAA’s sanctions on the school for its handling of the scandal involving Sandusky, a former assistant football coach.
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