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The Paterno family plans to file suit against the NCAA

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If you thought the fight between the Paterno family and the NCAA was over, think again.

The family, which has been disputing for more than a year the Freeh Report and the NCAA sanctions levied against Penn State for the sexual misconduct of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, plans to file a lawsuit against the NCAA.

Paterno family attorney Wick Sollers, Paterno family spokesman Dan McGinn and former Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh will appear on Wednesday’s episode of Costas Tonight to announce the lawsuit, according to PennLive.com.

Penn State released a statement saying it has nothing to do with the Paterno’s lawsuit.

Costas is taking a second look at both the Freeh Report and the Paterno Report to determine exactly what happened at the university and who was ultimately at fault (and who wasn’t).

Costas was one of the biggest proponents of the Freeh Report stated Penn State should shut down its football program for a year after reading it. However, Costas might have been a little distracted since the report was released while he was prepping for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

His look at both reports will be the focus of Wednesday’s Costas Tonight.

The lawsuit isn’t exactly a surprise. The Paterno Family has been rumored to be bringing the lawsuit since they initially took issue with the Freeh Report. The family is also filing the suit on behalf of Penn State, though, as noted above, the university has no involvement with the case.

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