State added as defendant in Paterno v. NCAA
HARRISBURG (AP) — The family and estate of Joe Paterno and others are adding Penn
State as a "nominal defendant" in a lawsuit against the NCAA over the
university's penalties for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
amended complaint filed Wednesday in county court near State College also
provides details about the difficulties Paterno's son and another former Penn
State assistant coach have had in finding work.
statement by Paterno family lawyer Wick Sollers says the lawsuit isn't seeking
anything from Penn State.
university fired Paterno following the 2011 arrest of his longtime former
assistant on child sex abuse charges.
filing comes after a judge said the lawsuit's breach-of-contract claims
couldn't continue unless Penn State was named as a party. A Penn State
spokesman offered no immediate comment.