Paterno fam­ily drops suit

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

The fam­ily of Penn State ex-foot­ball coach Joe Paterno is drop­ping a law­suit against the NCAA over its use of a re­port into the Jerry San­dusky child mo­lesta­tion scan­dal. Paterno’s es­tate, his son Jay and for­mer as­sis­tant Wil­liam Ken­ney dis­con­tin­ued their case on Fri­day. The NCAA said there was no pay­ment in­volved. The law­suit had claimed that col­lege sports’ gov­ern­ing body da­m­aged the Paterno es­tate’s com­mer­cial in­ter­ests through its use of a univer­sity-com­mis­sioned re­port by for­mer FBI di­rec­tor Louis Freeh’s team. The re­port con­cluded Joe Paterno and other ad­min­is­tra­tors hushed up a 2001 com­plaint against San­dusky for fear of bad pub­lic­ity. Ken­ney and Jay Paterno claimed the Freeh re­port ren­dered them un­able to find com­pa­ra­ble coach­ing work. Mes­sages left for the Pater­nos and their lawyers were not im­me­di­ately re­turned Fri­day.

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