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Oct 21, 5:48 PM EDT

Corbett dropped from NCAA suit on Penn State fine


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The NCAA has dropped Gov. Tom Corbett and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale from its lawsuit challenging a state law that limits where $60 million in Penn State fine money can be spent.

The organization reached a deal Monday with lawyers for the officials saying they're not important to the case.

The lawsuit stems from a 2013 law requiring fines levied after the Jerry Sandusky scandal be spent on Pennsylvania child abuse programs.

The dismissals leave State Treasurer Rob McCord and Crime and Delinquency Commission Chairman Mark Zimmer as the lone defendants.

Penn State accepted the fine two years ago as part of a consent decree.

Sandusky, a longtime assistant football coach, was convicted in 2012 of sexual abuse of 10 boys and is serving a 30- to 60-year prison sentence.

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