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The AP's Mark Scolforo reported the NCAA "wasted no time in challenging a new Pennsylvania law" designed to keep the $60M Penn State fine over the JERRY SANDUSKY scandal in the state, "filing a federal challenge to the legislation hours after Gov. TOM CORBETT signed it" yesterday. State and congressional lawmakers have "objected to use of the NCAA fine to finance child abuse prevention efforts in other states." The complaint asks the court to find unconstitutional the Pennsylvania Institution of Higher Education Monetary Penalty Endowment Act, "saying it violates provisions of the U.S. Constitution." It also asks for "an injunction to prevent the law from being enforced." The NCAA lawyers wrote in the complaint, "By seizing the funds and restricting eligibility to benefit from the funds only to Pennsylvania programs benefiting only Pennsylvania residents, the act will defeat the consent decree's plain terms and frustrate the parties' intended purpose" (AP, 2/20).
TEST OF ENDURANCE: Cyclist REUBEN KLINE launched the Gran Fondo National Championship Series that will wind through six states starting next month. The endurance race will kick off in Dade City, Fla., on March 17. Other legs will be held in Clayton, Ga., Newfoundland, N.J., Golden, Colo., Boone, N.C., and Frederick, Md. The series has signed several endemics to sponsorships, including Specialized Bicycle Components, Bertucci Performance Field Watches, Hammer Nutrition, Descente Ltd. and Road ID (John Ourand, Staff Writer).
SILVER SCREEN: Director ROB ZOMBIE is "putting the finishing touches on the script" to his movie adaptation of the Flyers' famed Broad Street Bullies teams of the '70s, and he hopes to "begin filming in the fall." Zombie wants to film "most of the movie in Philadelphia and will try and find a suitable rink to recreate the old Spectrum" (AP, 2/20)....Basketball HOFer JERRY LUCAS wants to "make a feature film" about his hometown of Middletown, Ohio, "being a basketball mecca in the 1950s" (CINCINNATI.com, 2/17)....White Sox DH ADAM DUNN "did some acting as a bartender" for the upcoming MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY movie "Dallas Buyers Club," which is due out this summer (ESPNCHICAGO.com, 2/20).
|Mike Tyson claims an adviser embezzled money, costing him "million in lost earnings"