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Paterno estate subpoenas first university president

Paterno estate subpoenas first university president

On Tueday, Cache County Court in Utah received a copy of a subpoena from Patricia Maher, attorney for the estate of former Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno, directing that Utah State President Stan Albrecht appear June 5 for a deposition at the Logan, Utah, courthouse.

This would be the first confirmed subpoena of one of the five university presidents the estate planned to depose in its lawsuit against the NCAA and Penn State.

Albrecht, along with William Harvey, of Hampton University; Nathan Hatch, of Wake Forest; Harris Pastides, of the University of South Carolina, and Lou Anna Simon, of Michigan State; were all members of the NCAA’s executive committee in July 2012 when decisions were made to punish Penn State after Jerry Sandusky’s child sex crimes conviction.

The subpoenas were first announced last year but were stayed as the NCAA attorneys protested. A judge overruled those objections in an order filed March 30 after a February hearing.

- Lori Falce