Grambling Wants Paterno Record Vacated
RUSTON, LA (AP) – An attorney for the city of Grambling, La., has filed a request to the NCAA asking the governing body vacate some of Joe Paterno’s record 409 Football Bowl Subdivision victories.
Grambling is the home of Grambling State University. Coach Eddie Robinson led Grambling to 408 victories during his career with the Tigers, a total that was passed by Paterno less than two weeks before he was fired as the Jerry Sandusky scandal broke.
Grambling athletic director Percy Caldwell said he had no knowledge of the request and that the school was not involved.
City attorney Pamela Breedlove said she filed the request with the approval of Mayor Edward Jones because “you would want to associate the record with someone who had the character of coach Robinson.”
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