STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The NCAA asked a Pennsylvania court on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the family of late coach Joe Paterno that seeks to overturn the sanctions against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.
Some trustees, ex-players and coaches and faculty members are also taking part in the same lawsuit, which the NCAA said was flawed.
The sanctions from 2012 included a four-year bowl ban, steep scholarship cuts and a $60 million fine.
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TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona sophomore safety Patrick Onwuasor has been dismissed from the team after being charged with four felonies, including three drug-related offenses.
Wildcats coach Rich Rodriguez said Onwuasor, 20, “has been removed from the program.”
Tucson police reported finding narcotics, drug paraphernalia, marijuana and a weapon during a search of Onwuasor’s apartment.
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