Former Penn State assistant coach Jay Paterno said he was nominated to run for a seat on the university's Board of Trustees, though he never declared his candidacy and cannot run anyway because of election guidelines.
Paterno, son of the late head coach Joe Paterno, said Friday the bylaws prevent former employees from serving for a period of three years after leaving the university.
The board ousted Joe Paterno in November following 46 seasons in the aftermath of child sex abuse charges against retired defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Some alumni and former players critical of the trustees' handling of the crisis see the race this spring for three board seats as a way to enact change.
The nomination deadline for trustee candidates is Feb. 25.