espn.go.com story link: ESPN.com - Paterno defers to university
Following a ruling that Penn State must release Joe's employment history, including salary, (because he is a "state employee") Penn State has filed an appeal based on the notion that Penn State is a state "related" institution and therefore not subject to the rule.
Joe has said that he'll go with the University either way.
It's interesting considering that Spanier had recently announced that the University doesn't have the money to pay a high priced coach when Joe retires - It seems strange that the University would be so protective of the amount - is it "too" low or "too" high?
This type of distraction is fine in the off season - but I don't need it now!! It's (less than) 3 weeks to football!!!!!