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Jay Paterno asked Urban Meyer for job

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 14, 2015 7:46 AM
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(Bellefonte) -- The son of late Penn State coach Joe Paterno sent a handwritten letter to Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer in December, asking for a job.

The letter from Jay Paterno, dated two days before Christmas, was publicized in court documents released Monday as part of ongoing federal lawsuit Paterno and former Penn State offensive line coach Bill Kenney are pursuing against the NCAA. 

Both allege they've been unable to find other jobs since the NCAA sanctioned Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal. 

Paterno's letter congratulates Meyer for his success and wishes him luck in the college football playoffs, in which Ohio State won the national championship earlier this year. 

Paterno sent similar letters to West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen and Georgia coach Mark Richt.

 

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