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Family of Joe Paterno sues NCAA

Updated: May 31, 2013, 1:45 PM ET
Associated Press

BELLEFONTE, Pa. -- The NCAA is facing a new legal attack after the family of the late coach Joe Paterno was joined by former players and others connected to Penn State in a lawsuit seeking to overturn the landmark sanctions for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Long rumored to be under development, the 40-page lawsuit filed Thursday tries to show that the NCAA and its top leadership overstepped the organization's own rules in levying penalties against the football program ...

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