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Paterno son, other former assistant football coach sue Penn State over dismissal from staff

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Jay Paterno, son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, speaks during a memorial service for Joe Paterno in State College, Pa. Jay Paterno and former assistant football coach at Penn State William Kenney are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O'Brien was hired as head coach two years ago. Paterno and Kenney filed a lawsuit Monday, July 21, 2014, in Philadelphia federal court that seeks more than $1 million. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Jay Paterno, son of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, speaks during a memorial service for Joe Paterno in State College, Pa. Jay Paterno and former assistant football coach at Penn State William Kenney are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O'Brien was hired as head coach two years ago. Paterno and Kenney filed a lawsuit Monday, July 21, 2014, in Philadelphia federal court that seeks more than $1 million. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Jay Paterno and another former assistant football coach at Penn State are suing the university over how they were dismissed from the staff when Bill O'Brien was hired as head coach two years ago.

Paterno and William Kenney filed a lawsuit Monday in Philadelphia federal court that seeks more than $1 million.

Both served under Paterno's father, Joe Paterno, before he was fired soon after retired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation in late 2011.

The coaches say they've been unfairly linked to the Sandusky scandal, making it difficult to find comparable coaching jobs.

Kenney is now an assistant at Western Michigan. Paterno is a writer and consultant.

A Penn State spokeswoman says it's common for head coaches to pick their own assistants but isn't offering more comment.

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