|NCAA's lawyers go on offensive in Paterno lawsuit|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 26 September 2013 13:35|
An NCAA filing Thursday in Centre County court says the lawsuit contains ``sundry misdirected complaints.'' It argues the plaintiffs don't have standing to challenge the consent agreement between the NCAA and Penn State over the child molestation scandal involving ex-assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
It says Paterno's estate and Penn State trustees, faculty, former players and former coaches are ``the wrong plaintiffs'' and ``have sued the wrong defendant.''
NCAA lawyers say Paterno's estate was unable to say how its commercial interest in his reputation's lost value.
A filing by the plaintiffs had said the scandal branded Penn State coaches with a ``scarlet letter.''
Sandusky was convicted of abuse but says he's innocent.