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Dec 18, 5:26 PM EST

Judge delays January trial on Penn State sanctions


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of complaints about Jerry Sandusky.

Commonwealth Court Judge Anne Covey on Thursday said the case brought by Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord will begin Feb. 17. It had been scheduled for Jan. 6.

Covey says she needs more time to resolve disagreements among the parties about which documents the NCAA must produce before trial.

She's also requiring the NCAA to give her the disputed documents under seal so she can review them to determine if Corman and McCord should get them.

Corman and McCord sued to enforce a state law requiring that the consent decree's $60 million fine benefit Pennsylvania only.

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