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NCAA says lawsuit over Penn State concerns rules

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The head of the NCAA says the organization's need to enforce its own rules is part of the reason it sued over a new Pennsylvania law designed to keep the $60 million Penn State fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal in the state.

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NCAA President Mark Emmert says Wednesday that it's important that the NCAA's members abide by its rules. He says college sports will be ``dramatically altered'' if other entities are responsible for deciding what penalties are appropriate.

The NCAA sued Gov. Tom Corbett and state officials Wednesday, saying a law enacted earlier in the day wasn't constitutional.

Corbett's office says the law is ``the right thing to do.''

State and congressional lawmakers have objected to use of the NCAA fine to finance child-abuse prevention efforts in other states.

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