Report: Paterno Memo Outlined Early Discipline Plans After Fight

Monday, November 5th 2007, 10:14 am
By: News On 6

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) _ After Penn State football players were accused of being involved in an off-campus fight last spring, coach Joe Paterno told the university president some of them would have their playing time reduced and roster positions changed.

However, a few of those players have seen significant action this season -- including defensive backs Anthony Scirrotto (skih-RAH-toh) and Lydell Sargeant.

That's all according to the Centre Daily Times. The paper reports that Paterno wrote a memo May 7th saying players would be punished regardless of what actions were taken by authorities or the university's judicial affairs office over the fight on April 1st.

Penn State President Graham Spanier told the newspaper that he viewed Paterno's memo as a courtesy, and that he did not perceive the document as a binding statement.