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NCAA subpoenas Paterno daughter in suit brought by estate

Another subpoena is being requested in the Paterno estate lawsuit.

On Tuesday, attorneys for the NCAA, President Mark Emmert and former executive committee chairman Ed Ray filed documents in Centre County court to subpoena Mary Kay Paterno-Hort, daughter of late Nittany Lions football coach Joe Paterno.

Last week, the NCAA filed similar paperwork to subpoena testimony and information from her brother, Scott Paterno.

The requests target some broad looks at the family’s finances, including licensing and potential book sales, and “invitations, contracts, agendas, speeches, awards or information about payment received for any event in which you, Coach Paterno, or any other member of the Paterno family was invited to speak or attend as a celebrity guest or honoree from 2008 to present.”

The Paterno estate, along with coaches Jay Paterno and Bill Kenney, are suing the NCAA, Emmert, Ray and Penn State for breach of contract. The NCAA is also accused of disparagement, defamation, conspiracy and contractual interference.

The suit is part of the fallout from the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, arising from the university’s response to the case and the NCAA’s historic punishments that have since been repealed with the dissolution of the consent decree between Penn State and the NCAA after another case was brought in federal court by state Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Benner Township.

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