STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O’Brien was hired as head coach two years ago.
Paterno and William Kenney filed a lawsuit Monday in Philadelphia federal court that seeks more than $1 million.READ MORE: Drag Racing On Temple University's Campus Turns Violent, Police Say
Both served under Paterno’s father, Joe Paterno, before he was fired soon after retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation in late 2011.
The coaches say they’ve been unfairly linked to the Sandusky scandal, making it difficult to find comparable coaching jobs.READ MORE: Segura 2 HRs, Nola Sharp, Phillies Beat Mets, Win 4th In Row
Kenney is now an assistant at Western Michigan. Paterno is a writer and consultant.
A Penn State spokeswoman says it’s common for head coaches to pick their own assistants but isn’t offering more comment.
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