Paterno’s Family vs. NCAA Lawsuit

joe_paterno_2013The lawsuit by Paterno’s family challenges penalties the NCAA imposed against the school – including voiding 111 wins while Paterno was head coach. The NCAA alleges the wins were tainted by school administrators’ alleged mishandling of the Sandusky scandal.

The NCAA also fined the school $60 million, which is being paid in installments, banned the football team from bowl games for four years and cut the number of football scholarships it could offer.

The Paterno family contends the NCAA violated its own rules in imposing the sanctions, which resulted in, among other things, Paterno no longer being officially recognized as the Division I coach with the most wins, at 409.

Judge John Leete scheduled Tuesday’s court session so he can hear lawyers argue if he should throw out the claim.

Source: Associated Press, NBC Sports

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