Local News 5-30-13

Paternos to File Lawsuit Against NCAA

A large group, headed by the Paterno family, is suing the NCAA, hoping to overturn sanctions against Penn State and receive compensation for damages caused by improper conduct. According to the Centre Daily Times, the suit will be filed in court today, with claims including a breach of contract, civil conspiracy and defamation. Last night on the NBC Sports Network’s “Costas Tonight,” Paterno family spokesman Dan McGinn, family attorney Wick Sollers and former Pennsylvania governor Dick Thornburgh joined Bob Costas to reexamine the Freeh Report and the NCAA’s acceptance of the report. According to reports, as many as 10 former football players, several former assistant coaches and members of the Penn State Board of Trustees are apart of the lawsuit. Penn State says it is not directly involved.