Penn State is beginning to make good on $60 million in fines stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal - and a leading lawmaker wants the money kept in-state.
Sen. Jake Corman said Thursday he will introduce a bill to guarantee the NCAA fine goes toward “the betterment of Pennsylvanians.”
Corman, Republican chairman of the Appropriations Committee wants lawmakers to act quickly. The university has already made its first $12 million payment.
Corman says the money comes from funds raised largely in Pennsylvania.
He plans to ask a state court to block the NCAA from releasing any money outside Pennsylvania.
A university spokesman is declining comment.
Sandusky is serving a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted this summer of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.