News Sections
Audio
Paterno Estate Suing NCAA
Updated May 31, 2013 7:37 AM
 Print    Archive    RSS

(INDIANAPOLIS) - The estate of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and others have sued the NCAA over the unprecedented sanctions against the university in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

The NCAA imposed a four-year bowl ban, many scholarship cuts and a $60-million fine. The suit alleges the NCAA rushed to judgement and used the Louis Free report to issue the sanctions.

Former Indiana college coach and administrator Bob Lovell says there is merit to the lawsuit because the NCAA normally goes through an exhaustive investigative process before issuing sanctions. The sanctions against Penn St. came after a matter of months.

The Paterno family is joined in the suit by several university trustees and former players. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has also filed a federal antitrust suit against the NCAA. This comes as the NCAA is facing criticism for the investigation of the University of Miami.

The NCAA has not commented on the Paterno family lawsuit.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback