Report: City of Grambling Asking NCAA to Vacate Paterno Wins
The city of Grambling is asking the NCAA to vacate some of Joe Paterno's wins so that former Grambling coach Eddie Robinson can return to being the all-time winningest coach in Division I football history.
The Shreveport (La.) Times reported Thursday the Grambling city attorney, Pamela Breedlove, in concert with the mayor, wrote a three-page letter to the NCAA on Wednesday.
Included in the letter, according to the newspaper report: “Even though it was done by outside counsel, the Freeh Report was the university’s report,” Breedlove wrote. “It said what their employees, including coach Paterno, did wrong. We’re hoping the end result of this is coach Robinson will get his record back so everyone will think a great man holds this record."
Paterno captured his 409th victory (one more than Robinson) in his final game before being fired Nov. 9 in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Breedlove told the newspaper the letter was sent on behalf of the city, not the university, where Robinson, who passed away in 2007, spent 57 years coaching.