Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/22/12
Joe Paterno's family turned down an offer by Penn State to rename Beaver Stadium after the late coach as part of a package deal that would have prohibited the family from suing the university, The Patriot-News reported Sunday. A source close to the Paterno family told the newspaper that renaming the field "was never important to Joe." According to The Patriot-News, renaming the stadium was one of three items in the package that would have come in exchange for a full release. The school also offered an apology for firing Paterno over the phone and said they would fully honor the late coach's contract. Penn State did honor the terms of Paterno's contract last week by making an estimated $5.5 million termination payment to his estate, but an attorney representing his family stressed that the payout was not a settlement. "The university had requested that the family agree to a full release in return for the payments under the contract," attorney Wick Sollers told the newspaper in a...
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