PSU Sex Abuse Scandal
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- Paterno family lawsuit vs. NCAA goes before judge
- Penn State: 26 people get $59.7M over Sandusky
- Sen. denied request to intervene in NCAA suit
- Lawyers: 19 Sandusky victims settle with Penn St.
- Pa. appeals court: No new trial for Sandusky
- NCAA to restore Penn State football scholarships
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- 3 former PSU administrators to face trial
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- Spanier denied access to some evidence
- 6 News Investigation: PSU trustee works to clear criminal record
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Paterno family lawsuit vs. NCAA goes before judge
Updated: Tuesday, October 29 2013, 02:44 PM EDT
By: WJAC Web Staff and The Associated Press
BELLEFONTE, Pa. --
Members of Joe Paterno's family appeared in court Tuesday trying to persuade a judge to reverse National Collegiate Athletic Association sanctions against Penn State University.
The lawsuit filed by the Paternos says the NCAA had no authority to impose sanctions based on criminal matters unrelated to the sports it oversees.
The Paternos are joined in the lawsuit by several university trustees, some former Nittany Lion players and coaches, and some faculty members. The sanctions included vacating 111 wins by Paterno, the late former Penn State football coach.
The NCAA has already requested that the suit be dismissed, claiming the Paternos have no legal standing. Judge John Leete scheduled Tuesday's court session so he can hear lawyers argue if he should throw out the claim.
On Monday, Penn State officials announced the university reached settlements with 26 victims of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky at a total cost of just less than $60 million. A negotiating team appointed by Penn State trustees earlier this year finalized the deals.
Six other men have also filed claims in the Sandusky case; three of those have been deemed unfounded while the other three could also result in settlements.
Penn State officials stressed that all payments made in the settlements did not involve taxpayer or student tuition funds.
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