Jay Paterno is targeting Penn State University in another lawsuit.

Mr. Paterno today filed a complaint in Philadelphia federal court, where he and fellow former assistant coach Bill Kenney are suing the university for improper termination.

Mr. Paterno and Mr. Kenney were not retained as assistant coaches by Penn State coach Bill O’Brien in January 2012. They are seeking compensation in excess of $1,000,000 and accusing Penn State of engaging in civil conspiracy against them.

In the complaint, they claim the university damaged their reputation through press releases made after Mr. O’Brien hired his staff and through its acceptance of the NCAA consent decree, making them unemployable for other football coaching positions.

The suit claims that Mr. Kenney has applied for several open positions in the NFL and at colleges. When he’s been interviewed, according to the lawsuit, questions have arisen about whether he “ignored ‘red flags’” concerning Jerry Sandusky, and the open positions often went to less-experienced coaches.