The case is primarily about the money that would be used all over the US for child abuse programs. Gov Corbett sigally came out on behalf pf the BOT back when the penalty was levied. He said that "PennState will and must abide with the decsision"
NOW that the new AG will take over in another 2 weeks, I think Corbett is getting a case of the "political jitters". The new AG, a Dem woman, based her campaign on a concern thatCorbett was not forthcoming about his role during the early investigations AND that his decisions as the gov were not in Penn States best interests. She is kicking the ball around and Corbett is really concerned that this could negatively affect his reelection campaign next year.
Corbett said that "politics has nothing to do with his decision ", so you can bet that politics has EVERYTHING to do with his decision.