PHILADELPHIA – Media groups have asked a Philadelphia judge to unseal insurance documents that could address whether Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was told in the mid-1970s that his assistant was molesting boys.
Media outlets also asked the judge Thursday to unseal details of the $92 million in settlements the school has paid to more than 30 people who say they are victims of Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted in 2012 of molesting 10 boys and sent to prison.
Common Pleas Judge Gary Glazer ignited a firestorm when he said in a ruling last month that a child had complained about Sandusky to Paterno in 1976. Glazer is presiding over Penn State's lawsuit over its insurance coverage.
A son of the late Paterno has dismissed the 1976 claim as "bunk."