Paterno Family, Others to File Suit Against NCAA

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(Courtesy: ucla.edu through MGN Online)

By Susan Candiotti and Ed Payne

(CNN) — The family of Joe Paterno and several members of the Penn State Board of Trustees, faculty, former players and coaches will file a lawsuit Thursday against the NCAA and its top leaders seeking to overturn sanctions against the school.

In July, the NCAA announced sanctions against the university including a $60 million fine as well as a four-year ban from bowl games.

The sanctions were in response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett already filed an anti-trust lawsuit in January against the NCAA on the grounds that its punishments for the university are “overreaching and unlawful.”

(FOX 8 contributed to this report.)

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