Media groups have asked a Philadelphia judge to unseal insurance documents that could address whether Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was told in the mid-1970s that his assistant was molesting boys.

Visitors gather around the statue of former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno stands outside Beaver Stadium July 21, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Media outlets also asked the judge Thursday to unseal details of the $92 million in settlements the school has paid to more than 30 people who say they are victims of Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted in 2012 of molesting 10 boys.

Common Pleas Judge Gary Glazer ignited a firestorm when he disclosed in a ruling last month that an allegation had been made that a child complained about Sandusky to Paterno in 1976. Glazer is presiding over Penn State's lawsuit over its insurance coverage.

A son of the late Paterno dismissed the 1976 claim as "bunk."

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