Jerry Sandusky Scandal

State Crime and Delinquency chief Mark Zimmer again joins McCord in opposition to NCAA

For the second time in two weeks, state Commission on Crime and Delinquency Chairman Mark Zimmer is joining with state Treasurer Rob McCord in his legal battle with the NCAA.

Senior Deputy General Counsel Linda Barrett submitted a letter to Judge Yvette Kane of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Zimmer’s behalf, joining McCord’s memorandum in opposition to the recent NCAA motion for an expedited judgment in its case against the two.

The case previously also named Gov. Tom Corbett and Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, but both recently were removed.

The lawsuit challenges the state’s Endowment Act, which would keep the $60 million in fine money levied by the NCAA against Penn State after the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal in Pennsylvania.

The letter asserts that, though no judgment is sought against Zimmer, the judgment would “directly affect the powers and duties of the PCCD.”