STATE COLLEGE, CENTRE COUNTY - Senator Jake Corman's office announced that the NCAA agreed not to give out any of the 12 million dollars Penn State's already paid
until Corman's (R-34th District)lawsuit is settled. Senator Corman filed one of several lawsuits against the NCAA back in December 2012. Corman says the state has given Penn State more than
200 million dollars this fiscal year. Robert Hoatson is President of Road to Recovery Inc, a victim support group in New Jersey. He says they need some of the sanction money too.
"...Organizations that work with these victims, are hoping to receive some sort of compensation or at least some remuneration, for all the work they do with victims, "from the sanction money?" yes, exactly..."
But Senator Corman says the money needs to stay in state.
"...There's already a need here in Pennsylvania, it's where the incident happened. These are dollars paid for and raised by Pennsylvanians either through tax dollars or through athletic ticket buying, things of that nature. These are monies that came from Pennsylvanians, so they should be
spent for the betterment of Pennsylvania..."
Corman says since the state created Penn State through the Land Grant Act, then the legislature should have final say over Penn State's spending.