Sep 11, 2014 5:10 PM

Judge removes Penn St. trustees from NCAA lawsuit

The Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania judge is removing three Penn State trustees as well as some university faculty and former Nittany Lions players from a lawsuit by Joe Paterno's estate against the school and the NCAA.

Judge John Leete on Thursday denied the bid by Penn State and the NCAA to throw out the civil case, but he pared it back and gave the remaining plaintiffs a month to amend their claims to be more specific.

Remaining plaintiffs are Paterno's estate, former assistant coaches Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney and ex-trustee Al Clemens.

The parties are suing over the consent decree imposed over the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, among other things. This week the NCAA reduced those penalties, making Penn State eligible for a bowl game this season.


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