College sports’ governing body wants background details on a 2013 “critique” produced for the family of former coach Joe Paterno in response to a Penn State-commissioned report that was highly critical of his handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.
The NCAA told the judge handling the Paterno family’s defamation case Friday that the Paternos should produce the types of details that the NCAA has had to turn over about the 2012 report for Penn State by former FBI director Louis Freeh.
Lawyers for the Paternos say attorney-client privilege applies.
The Paterno estate is suing the NCAA for commercial disparagement, saying the report damaged commercial interests and value. Former assistant coaches Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney say they were defamed and haven’t been able to find comparable jobs.