City of Grambling wants Paterno’s wins record vacated
The city of Grambling, La. has petitioned the NCAA to remove victories from the all-time wins record of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno and return the record to legendary Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson, the Shreveport Times reports.
Grambling State athletic director Percy Caldwell said he did not know anything about the request and that the school was not involved in the petition.
Pamela Breedlove of Bossier City sent a three page letter to the NCAA on Wednesday, explaining the city’s position regarding Eddie Robinson, who won 408 games in his 57-year career at Grambling State.
Paterno was fired from Penn State two weeks after setting the all-time mark of 409 wins. Robinson had the previous mark of 408.
“Even though it was done by outside counsel, the Freeh Report was the university’s report,” Breedlove said. “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.”