Proposed deal would restore wins for Penn State, Paterno

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposed settlement will give Penn State back 112 football team wins that were vacated two years ago in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

If approved, the new agreement also would restore former coach Joe Paterno’s status as the winningest coach in major college football history with 409 victories.

The NCAA announced the proposed deal Friday, weeks before a scheduled trial in state court on the legality of the 2012 consent decree it replaces.

Penn State trustees’ chairman Keith Masser tells The Associated Press that board members will have a private discussion early Friday afternoon about the lawsuit.

Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman and state Treasurer Rob McCord had sued the NCAA over the consent decree, which imposed severe sanctions on Penn State.

Corman is holding a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Harrisburg. McCord is declining to comment.

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