- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Penn State’s attorneys want a judge to seal any documents they hand over to the estate of late football coach Joe Paterno, claiming his family plans to use them “to conduct a public relations campaign.”

Attorneys for the NCAA and the Paternos have also filed requests on how they’d like the documents to be handled by the court. The Penn State request, though filed last week, wasn’t listed on the Centre County courts website until Monday.

The Paternos have sued challenging NCAA sanctions against the school for its handling of child-sex abuse allegations against Paterno’s former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky. He’s in prison for molesting 10 boys.

The Paterno family filing has argued that only documents deemed confidential by the court should be sealed. Penn State and the NCAA want all documents sealed.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide