Former Penn State coach Joe Paterno.(Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP)

The estate of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, his son Jay, and former Penn State assistant coach Bill Kenney today all voluntarily dismissed their lawsuit against the NCAA.

The lawsuit surrounded a report into the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and claimed the NCAA damaged the Paterno estate due to a report by former FBI director Louis Freeh’s team.

According to a release, the NCAA did not settle the case and provided the plaintiffs with no form of financial consideration. 

“The Paterno family characterized this case as a ‘search for the truth,’ ” Donald Remy, NCAA chief legal officer, said in a statement. “Its decision today, after years of investigation and discovery, to abandon its lawsuit rather than subject those facts to courtroom examination is telling.

“It is disappointing that so much time, effort, and financial resources have been wasted on efforts by the Paterno family in this litigation,” Remy said. “We must not lose sight of the fact that the real victims are the dozens of innocent children abused by Jerry Sandusky.”