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Joe Paterno’s family sues NCAA over sanctions

The suit contends that the organization exceeded its authority when imposing penalties in connection with the Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal

The family of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is suing the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in an effort to overturn sizeable sanctions levied against the university in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

The Paterno family, who are joined in their suit by former PSU coaches and faculty members, have accused the NCAA; its president, Mark Emmert; and the former chair of its executive committee, Edward Ray, of “gross mishandling of a criminal matter that falls far outside the scope of their authority.”

Alanna Byrne

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