After more than three years, the battle may be coming to an end.
It is a sad, unfortunate story.
A football powerhouse fell due to the actions of one man and the inaction of others.
Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky left more than sexual assault victims in his wake.
The scandal destroyed a football powerhouse and the careers of many.
Then, in 2013, the estate of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno—along with assistant coaches Bill Kearney and Jay Paterno—sued the NCAA.
According to a Wealth Advisor article titled “Paterno Heirs Move Toward Closure,” these men and the estate sued the NCAA, its former executive committee chair and the president for the damages brought on their names and careers.
What exactly did the lawsuit allege?
The lawsuit claimed the NCAA acted wrongly through defamation, torturous interference, conspiracy and commercial disparagement.
There may be an end in sight.
Both the NCAA and the estate asked the judged to view sealed motions by both parties and then review reply and response briefs.
From these briefs, the judge would thereafter render a decision.
The parties will file redacted public versions at the same time as the sealed documents.
We may see the end of this sad saga soon.
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Reference: Wealth Advisor (June 19, 2017) “Paterno Heirs Move Toward Closure”