Paterno family suit against Penn State, NCAA heads to court

    Lawyers for Penn State, the NCAA and the family of Joe Paterno are heading to a Pennsylvania courtroom to argue before a judge about unresolved issues in the Paterno family’s lawsuit over the 2012 consent decree between the university and the NCAA.

    The hearing at the county courthouse in Bellefonte Friday comes as the parties have been battling over confidentiality in the discovery process, and whether the lawsuit should include a breach of contract claim.

    The plaintiffs once included former players and trustees, but the case has been narrowed down. It’s now being pursued by Paterno’s family, his son and former assistant Jay Paterno, former assistant Bill Kenney and former trustee Al Clemens.

    The NCAA announced last month it was restoring 112 football wins from Paterno’s later years that had been voided by the consent decree.

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