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President Barron To Be Subpoenaed In Paterno v NCAA Lawsuit

A court document was filed today in Centre County indicating that Barron will be supoenaed in the ongoing Paterno v NCAA lawsuit.

Although Penn State and Barron himself filed a motion for the court to “quash third-party deposition subpoena directed to Eric J. Barron and for protective order,” the court officially denied this motion on Monday, and Barron’s deposition will proceed.

Barron has faced questions on the Sandusky scandal since the day he stepped foot into Old Main, but he tends to avoid the topic when possible.

“I’d rather not even talk about Sandusky,” he said last year. Now the Penn State president is being sucked directly into the action. Barron isn’t the only one getting called to Bellefonte either — the Paterno estate pursued subpoenas for 13 others last week who were on the NCAA’s committee on infractions when the sanctions were handed down.

The Paterno Estate, Paterno, and Kenney originally sued the NCAA in Centre County Court for alleged breach of contract, intentional interference with contractual relations, injurious falsehood and commercial disparagement, defamation, and civil conspiracy, although some of these allegations have since been dismissed. The defendants include the NCAA, NCAA President Mark Emmert, and Ed Ray, the former NCAA executive committee chairman.

Both parties and Judge John Leete, who will rule on the case, agreed to a schedule in October that outlined both sides disclosing expert witnesses they intended to call on at trial by the end of May. The case is expected to conclude or move to trial by August.

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