Paterno Estate Drops Sandusky Fallout Suit Against NCAA

Law360, San Francisco (June 30, 2017, 7:48 PM EDT) -- The estate of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno on Friday quietly dropped a long-running defamation lawsuit over reputational damage stemming from the National Collegiate Athletic Association's handling of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

The plaintiffs’ one-line filing discontinued with prejudice the suit brought by the Paterno estate and another former coach in May 2013, alleging the NCAA had overstepped its bounds by imposing $60 million in sanctions on Penn State’s football program. The suit claimed the NCAA violated its own rules and policies by basing the sanctions on a report issued by former FBI director Louis Freeh's...

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