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Joe Paterno's family end "Search for the truth", drops lawsuit against NCAA
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 01, 2017 12:58PM
[www.espn.com]
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's family dropped a lawsuit Friday against the NCAA over its use of a report in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal to punish Paterno and the university.

Paterno's estate, his son Jay and former assistant William Kenney discontinued their case. The NCAA called it a voluntary decision and said there was no payment involved.

NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy claimed a total victory for his organization, which he said acted reasonably in adopting conclusions from a university-commissioned report authored by a team led by former FBI director Louis Freeh.

"The Paterno family characterized this case as a 'search for the truth,'" Remy said. "Its decision today, after years of investigation and discovery, to abandon its lawsuit rather than subject those facts to courtroom examination is telling."

He said the Paterno family wasted time, effort and money in the case.

The lawsuit had claimed that college sports' governing body damaged the Paterno estate's commercial interests through its use of the Freeh report. Kenney and Jay Paterno alleged the Freeh report rendered them unable to find comparable coaching work.

The Freeh report concluded Joe Paterno and other administrators hushed up a 2001 complaint against Sandusky showering with a boy for fear of bad publicity.

Paterno, who died of lung cancer in 2012, was never charged criminally, but three others who were at high-ranking jobs when he was coach are expected to soon report to jail to serve criminal sentences for their response to the 2001 complaint.

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted in March of misdemeanor child endangerment for his failure to report the complaint about Sandusky apparently sexually abusing a boy on campus. Former athletic director Tim Curley and former vice president Gary Schultz had earlier pleaded guilty to the same charge.

The judge who sentenced Curley, Schultz and Spanier did not spare Paterno, saying he could have called police "without so much as getting his hands dirty. Why he didn't is beyond me."

Sandusky was convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of sexual abuse of 10 boys.




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Re: Joe Paterno's family end "Search for the truth", drops lawsuit against NCAA
Posted by: polychrome
Date: July 01, 2017 03:01PM
The Paterno family search for the truth reminds me of OJ saying his main goal in life is to find Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman's killer(s).
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Re: Joe Paterno's family end "Search for the truth", drops lawsuit against NCAA
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 01, 2017 05:23PM
Papa Joe and those "glasses" were always a creep out.

Yeah, of course he didn't know nuthin' about any shower play … boys will be boys.
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Re: Joe Paterno's family end "Search for the truth", drops lawsuit against NCAA
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: July 01, 2017 07:32PM
Obviously the family wants to put the halo back on St. Joe and bask in its radiance. Not going to happen.
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Re: Joe Paterno's family end "Search for the truth", drops lawsuit against NCAA
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 01, 2017 07:56PM
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ka jowct
Obviously the family wants to put the halo back on St. Joe and bask in its radiance. Not going to happen.

The court case would have probably dragged more details out into the open. There is a case where the company that insured Penn State had a court finding that the insurer would not have to pay claims for the criminal actions taken place at Penn State. It also indicates that Paterno knew of criminal behavior by Sandusky as far back as 1976.

Story here: [www.insurancejournal.com]
You can read the court filing here: [deadspin.com]

Penn State has settled a court fight with its insurer over payments to victims of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a case that revealed new allegations about how early late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno knew of accusations against his assistant coach.

A one-page document filed with a Philadelphia court on Thursday stated the action against the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association Insurance Company was settled.

Terms of the deal and the amount of payment are confidential by mutual consent, a Penn State spokeswoman said in an email.

As part of the legal tussle over whether the insurer would have to cover Sandusky-related claims, both sides obtained sworn depositions from key witnesses and other documents that hadn’t previously become public.

The presiding judge, after requests from The Associated Press and other media outlets, released some of that information in July.

Among the notable new revelations were allegations Paterno fielded a complaint about Sandusky in 1976. The documents include portions of the accuser’s deposition in 2014 saying Paterno, when told that a boy had been molested, responded that he didn’t want to hear about it and had “a football season to worry about.”

Penn State made $92 million in total payouts to settle 32 civil claims in the Sandusky sex molestation scandal, and sued to have the insurer cover them.

In May, a judge found that Penn State had to assume the costs of settlements stemming from claims over most of the 1990s because its insurance policies did not cover abuse or molestation.

When Sandusky abused children at his home or at events held by the children’s charity he started, “he was still a PSU assistant coach and professor, and clothed in the glory associated with those titles, particularly in the eyes of impressionable children,” Judge Gary Glazer wrote.

“By cloaking him with a title that enabled him to perpetuate his crimes, PSU must assume some responsibility for what he did both on and off campus,” he said.




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Re: Joe Paterno's family end "Search for the truth", drops lawsuit against NCAA
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: July 02, 2017 06:27AM
OJ has a parole hearing in a few weeks.
If he's granted a release*, perhaps the Paterno's could hire OJ to "Search for the truth" .
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