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The family of late Penn State coach Joe Paterno is suing the NCAA for its execution of discipline in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, USA Today and other news organizations are reporting.
A spokesman for NBC Sports Network told USA Today Sports the suit will be announced tonight onCostas Tonight, broadcaster Bob Costas' 11 p.m. show on NBC Sports Network. The spokesman, Adam Freifeld, said the show was taped Tuesday, and the suit will be announced by Paterno family attorney Wick Sollars, former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh and family spokesman Dan McGinn.
Stacey Osburn, a spokesperson for the NCAA, told USA TODAY Sports, "We have not seen the lawsuit. We'll hold comment until we have seen the lawsuit."