Joe Paterno’s Family Turns Down Offer for Stadium Named in Late Coach’s Name
St. Louis, MO (KPLR) — The family of late Penn State Football coach Joe Paterno says they have turned down an offer from the school to name the football stadium in his honor. Shortly before his death, Paterno was laid off due to his involvement in the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. The school recently paid out more than $5.5 million in retirement payments and benefits to Paterno’s family. The family attorney says they are still considering whether to sue Penn State for wrongful termination.